Oil Babies

Northcote Town Hall

189 High St

Northcote,Victoria-VIC 3070

August 17
Oil Babies

A high-octane exploration of our relationship to climate change and the female body! OIL BABIES repositions our lives as one on the precipice of a planet dramatically changing… perhaps even the moment before our own extinction. It weighs up our continued “hope-investment” in procreation against our feelings of helplessness at the state of the planet – and our role in its demise. Throughout this piece, the body – in particular women’s bodies – are used as a metaphor to explore our world: our need to control it, our desire to want it to look and be a certain way and, ultimately, our lack of respect for it. Written and directed by Petra Kalive (Hungry Ghosts and Melbourne Talam, MTC) and featuring an all-female cast, OIL BABIES blends lyrical, rapid-fire text with poetic imagery and domestic drama to present a dangerous, pithy and at times darkly comedic work that speaks directly to the concerns we hold now. OIL BABIES is the latest work to be presented by Lab Kelpie, a not for profit theatre company dedicated to developing, presenting and touring new Australian work. View the promo video: labkelpie.com/oil-babies CAST & CREATIVES Writer & Director: Petra Kalive Performers: Kali Hulme, Jodie Le Vesconte and Fiona Macleod Movement Director: Xanthe Beesley Assistant Director: Lyall Brooks Set & Costume Design: Andrew Bailey Sound Design & Compositions: Darius Kedros Lighting Design: Lisa Mibus Producer: Adam Fawcett Presenters: Lab Kelpie & Darebin Arts Speakeasy Photography: Sarah Walker TICKET DETAILS: Venue: Northcote Town Hall, Duration: 70 mins (no interval) Tickets: Full $33, Conc/Student $28, Preview $25, Groups 4+ $28 Bookings: http://bit.ly/OilBabies or (03) 9481 9500 / ntownhall@darebin.vic.gov.au Relaxed Performance: 2pm, Saturday 18 August Auslan Interpreted Performance: 8pm, Thursday 16 August Audio Described Performance: 8pm, Thursday 16 August


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