★★★★ “Not since Barrie Kosky’s The Wilderness Room (1995) have I seen theatre that engages the mystery and tradition of Judaism with such profound depth.” Cameron Woodhead – The Age
Book of Exodus is the final instalment in Fraught Outfit’s Innocence Trilogy, which also includes On the Bodily Education of Young Girls (Neon Festival 2013) and their highly acclaimed production of The Bacchae (MIAF 2015, Dark Mofo 2016). Book of Exodus premiered at Theatres in 2017 in two parts.
PART 1: MAY 31-JUNE 18, 2017
Two children create a documentary of a history they cannot remember.
Inspired by the biblical BOOK OF EXODUS, PART I is a response to the ancient narrative of plagues and miracles, violence and division, punishment and liberation, the drowned and the saved.
“a work that stuns visually, draws you into its ritual, and leaves you haunted by troubling depths. It’s one of the rare shows you wish were longer and Part Two, to premiere later this year, can’t come soon enough.” Cameron Woodhead – The Age
PART II: OCT 18-OCT 29, 2017
A mass of children wait in the desert. With no leader to guide them, and no one to answer their cries, they summon an unruly force.BOOK OF EXOUDS – PART II traces a community propelled from a violent past into an uncertain future.
“A feast for the aesthetic and synaesthetic eye.” Chris Boyd – The Australian
A Fraught Outfit Production. Co-Produced by Theatre Works
Co-created by Adena Jacobs & Aaron Orzech
Direction: Adena Jacobs
Dramaturge: Aaron Orzech
Associate Artist & Youth Arts Practitioner: Alex Walker (House of Muchness)
Musical Composition: Max Lyandvert
Set & Costume Design (part I): Kate Davis
Set & Costume Design (part II): Eugyeene Teh
Lighting & AV Design (part I): Emma Valente
Lighting Design (part II): Jenny Hector
Director’s Attachment (part I): Tove Due
Director’s Attachment (part II): Cathy Hunt
Part I performed by: Sol Feldman, Ezra Justin, Malik Keegan and Tarana Verma
Part II performed by: Imoo Bergman Carthew, Darcy Bocarro Healy, Maya Bocarro Healy, Theo Boltman, Beatrice Cappuccio, Lola Denham, Pearl Denham, Allegra Di Lallo, Sol Feldman, Harry Hogg, Jock Hogg, Amina Keegan, Mailk Keegan, Tycho Richardson, Mirai Sastradipradja-Pollock and Ella Simons.