Crocodiles by Vidya Rajan
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy & Elbow Room
As a migrant, Sandhya expected to work hard.
As an aged-care resident, Helen expected to be lonely.
As a doctor, Priya expected to take responsibility.
And as a nation, we expect them to stay out of sight.
But now there’s been an unexpected death. And we want answers. Sandhya, on the other hand, has questions - questions we might not be ready for.
Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Vidya Rajan (In Search of Lost Scroll, Looking for Alibrandi) weaves a poignant, surreal story about those who exist outside the centre. Brought to the stage by award-winning Melbourne theatre company Elbow Room (Enlightenment, Prehistoric), and featuring Rachel Kamath (Shantaram) and Shamita Sivabalan (Coconut), Crocodiles is a playful and intelligent exploration of who gets to make mistakes, and who cleans up the mess.
Approx. running time: 70mins, no interval.
Preview performance: 24 May, 7.30pm
Post-show talk: Wednesday 31 May, 7.30pm
Auslan interpreted performance: Thursday 1 June, 7.30pm
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Written by: Vidya Rajan
Performers: Rachel Kamath, Shamita Sivabalan, Marta Kaczmarek, Tom Dent and Emily Tomlins
Director: Marcel Dorney
Sound Designer/Composer: Joe Paradise Lui
Image by Darren Gill
This production received additional support from Creative Victoria.