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THE GOD OF HELL by Sam Shepard
The God of Hell - buy tickets - extra show 


 


 
MopHead Productions in association with Sydney Independent Theatre Company presents
 
 The God of Hell
 
The greatest American playwright of his generation ... As hilarious as it is sobering.
 
26 August - 13 September 2014

Buy tickets - The God of Hell

 

"With a skilled cast that works together to create a sense of unease and anxiety, The God Of Hell is an entertaining yet extraordinarily realistic and horrifying reflection of our ever-changing world. 4/5 stars" THE BRAG 

 

  '...a deeply interesting and absorbing play that makes you laugh even as you might shudder at the relevance of its underlying implications. It's beautifully realised and hugely entertaining. Another triumph for independent theatre."

DIANA SIMMONDS, STAGE NOISE

 

"...inventive, exuberant and sophisticated. It is a very good looking show...Fisher's direction is lively and precise, with a surprising clarity that always places emphasis on the narrative...The four actors too, are impressively believable, while being quite dazzlingly entertaining." SUZY GOES SEE

 

"Fisher's direction was equally as beautiful and transfixing as his design. Not a new kid on the block, his experience and expertise shone through his actors, their movement and convictions were firm and unwavering. The silences were filled with purpose. Intent was clear, gripping and well guided." THEATRE UNZIPPED

 

"Sometimes a single performance blazes from a production to illuminate all around it...Downing's wide-eyed, slow-voiced portrayal fills us with wonder as she puzzles over just how and why her all-too-familiar world is imploding...a very fine production." JOHN SHAND, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

 

 "If you love black humour, subversive ideas and being a little bit terrified, The God of Hell at the Old Fitz is for you." CONCRETE PLAYGROUND

 

"Powered by a hot as Hades script and performances from an awesome foursome." SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE 

 

"Fisher, cast and crew deserve to be commended on effectively bringing back to the stage a play that has many, many, messages, which now, more than ever, need to be heard." OZ BABY BOOMERS 

 

The God of Hell 

 

Director Rodney Fisher
Producer Jake Lyall
Designer Rodney Fisher
Cast Vanessa Downing, Jake Lyall, Ben McIvor and Tony Poli

Sam Shepard’s funny, frightening and relevant comedy is a scathing indictment of the invasion of old-time America by a cruel new America. The quiet life on a Wisconsin dairy farm is disrupted by the unexpected visit of a scientist on the run from a mysterious secret project; and by the intrusion of a government bureaucrat whose aggressive patriotism becomes a form of torture.


The God of Hell - photo by Gareth Davies 
 
8pm Tues-Sat, 5pm Sun26 August - 13 September 2014
Previews Tues 26 and Wed 27 August
Old Fitzroy Theatre
129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo

$32 full / $26 conc / $21 cheap Tues and preview
$39 / $33 / $28 meal and show

Old Fitzroy Theatre