Minus One Sister

It’s enough to really screw up your adolescence.

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  • Written by: Anna Barnes

  • Directed by: Marni Mount

  • Presented by: Double Bluff

When a father sacrifices his daughter to end a war, the poison of violence tears their family apart. Wife turns on husband, sister turns against sister, children turn on their mother. It’s enough to really screw up your adolescence.

Told in 26 striking fragments, MinusOneSister is Sophocles' Electra wrenched into the furious present and placed in the hands of the young people at its centre.

Anna Barnes’ stunning script breaks open the classic Greek drama to bring its audience face to face with the challenge of violence and its capacity to make families into strangers, heroes into villains, and meaning into oblivion.

About Theatre Works

Theatre Works is one of Australia’s longest-running independent theatres, constantly reinvigorating and reimagining the sector by providing a hotbed for artists and audience development. The organisation fills a vital niche in the Australian cultural landscape as an artistic home and destination for the ambitious, the new and the eminent. Theatre Works champions artists and work that embraces difference and celebrates risk, working to provide a supportive public platform for marginalised conversations and voices. This Fringe season, Theatre Works is showcasing ten shows over three weeks across two venues - Theatre Works (14 Acland Street ,St Kilda) & Explosives Factory (Rear Laneway, 67 Inkerman Street).

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