Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Australian Premiere > Tom Fool

Hoy Polloy presents the Australian premiere of
Tom Fool
Written by Franz Xaver Kroetz
Translated by Estella Schmid and Anthony Vivis

Directed by Beng Oh
Featuring Chris Bunworth, Liz McColl and Glenn van Oosterom

On the surface Otto Meier’s world exudes cool German efficiency. Underneath his world is about to explode. Haunted by the minutiae of his work environment he dreams of a better life for himself and his family. A daring and compelling drama, Tom Fool focuses on the everyday lives of ordinary working-class people and takes us back to the moment when women changed the rules of the game. Tom Fool is a new translation of Franz Xaver Kroetz's superb 1978 play Mensch Meier – showing that life at its most ordinary is never far away from disruption, chaos and violence. The Scotsman described Kroetz as charting this story of breakdown with a wonderful, rich yet cold-eyed hyperrealism that is his hallmark.

Preview: Friday, 1 May 2009
Season: 2 – 23 May 2009
Tuesday to Saturday 8.15pm
Sunday 5.00pm

Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre, corner Sydney & Glenlyon Roads, Brunswick
Tram route 19 to stop 21

• $30 Adult
• $20 Concession / Groups 10+
• $18 Tuesdays
• $15 Preview

• 03 9016 3873

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