By Lab Kelpie
$38 full, $26 concession, $20 students & groups of 6
School bookings available refer to Bowery Education Program, please visit: https://bowerystacc.com.au/ed
About the show
A young man sits alone on stage. He looks like us. He sounds like us. Yet he asks us to join him on an unimaginably alien journey into his recent past. “I had arrived. It was so bitterly cold that I thought I’d never be warm again. They ask me why I left my country – for dates, times, reasons… but it’s buried. They say I’m telling lies but that’s not what I am doing.”
Told from the perspective of one who got away, his is a moving and extraordinary story of love, loss and exile; a journey through a no-man’s-land of empty train stations, border crossings and bomb-blasted towns. And… it is all true.
Elegy is a lyrical, searing exploration of loss, displacement and a longing for home. Based on verbatim interviews with refugee survivors, the performance builds tension around an intimate love for a best friend. Elegy fuses precision performance, music, movement and visual poetry to lure us into a playful, theatrical and personal world.
Starring Garreth Reeves (Pete Dragon’s Underbelly) and directed by John Kachoyan (Bell Shakespeare).
“A finely polished, extremely accomplished and deeply moving piece of theatre.” – Arts Hub
Winner 2011 Edinburgh Fringe First Award
Show running time: 50 minutes, no interval.
Post-show Artist Q&A with Gareth Reeves and John Kacoyan, running time: Additional 20 minutes.
Exhibition Images on display from Bradley Secker’s exhibition, Kütmaan
Warning: Adult Themes, M16+
Written by Douglas Rintoul
Performed by Gareth Reeves
Directed by John Kachoyan
Composition and Sound Design by Russell Goldsmith
Set and Lighting Design by Rob Sowinski with Bryan Cullen
Production and Stage Manager, Sarah Jane Robertson
Produced by John Kachoyan and Lyall Brooks
Photo: Adam Fawcett
Purchase of Tickets
Full priced tickets apply to any person 18 years of age and over who does not comply with any of the conditions relating to persons eligible for a concession ticket.
Concession priced tickets apply to any person 16 years of age or under and/or the holder of one of the following concession cards: secondary student, tertiary student, senior, pensioner or Health Care Card.
Children two (2) years of age and over will require their own seat. Children under two (2) years of age can be seated in the same seat with the parent/guardian. Children 16 years of age and under should be supervised at all times whilst in the venue.
All performances are general admission.
Access and Inclusion
Brimbank City Council supports an accessible and inclusive environment at its venues.
The Bowery / STACC is wheelchair accessible and service dog friendly. There are a number of accessible toilets and ambulant toilets in the centre.
People with a disability and those with specific seating needs are requested contact the venue on 9249 4600 at least 4 days before the performance so that we can accommodate your specific seating requirements.
Seating in the theatre is raked and there are three (3) places that can be reserved for people in wheelchairs to sit in the audience in the front row.
People with hearing and sight impairments can be accommodated in the front rows if desired. The centre has hearing enhancement facilities including audio loops. Braille is used for signage throughout the centre indicating toilet facilities.
A valid Companion Card or valid Companion Card Number must be produced at the time of booking to gain access to the Companion Card program offer. Details of use are contained on the Companion Card website www.companioncard.org.au