BURNT BY THE SUN

by Peter Flannery

after the screenplay by Nikita Mikhalkov and Rustam Ibragimbekov

19 August – 11 September 2010

ABOUT THE SHOW

Adapted from the 1994 OSCAR® winner for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’, this taut political thriller set at the dawn of Stalin’s Great Terror is a finely-observed human comedy.

In 1936, decorated Red Army war Hero General Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his country house with his much younger wife Maroussia, their child Nadia and an extended family of grandmothers and cousins. This bucolic peace is progressively shattered however, firstly by tanks threatening to destroy the villagers’ wheat fields and then by the arrival of Maroussia’s mysterious former lover Mitia.

Caught up in an atmosphere of sexual jealousy, revenge and political betrayal, the unsuspecting characters are plunged into the sinister world of Stalinist Russia where a fall from grace has fatal consequences.

CREATIVE TEAM
Director   Louise Fischer
Set Designer   Tom Bannerman
Lighting Designer   Ross Graham
Costume Designer  Rae Spratt

Cast  Adrian Adam, Paul Armstrong, Christian Baines, Sandra Campbell, Tiarnie Coupland, Wade Doolan, Elly Goodman, Gertraud Ingeborg, Sasha Janowicz, Mark Langham, Shondelle Pratt, David Ritchie, Samantha Roylance, Gary Smith, Victoria Trojczak, Jennifer Truong, Sandy Velini and Jordan Warner

PERFORMANCE TIMES
Thurs – Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm

TICKET PRICES
Full $28
Concession $22
Group $22 (10+)
School Groups $17 (10+)
Preview Wednesday 18 August $10
“Pay What You Can”Sunday 22 August @ 5pm (minimum $10 – in person from 1 hour prior to performance. Subject to availability)
Student Rush $17 (conditions apply)

RUNNING TIME
TBC

by arrangement with Dominie Drama