HOUSE OF GAMES

BASED ON THE SCREENPLAY BY DAVID MAMET,
STORY BY DAVID MAMET & JONATHAN KATZ,
STAGE VERSION BY RICHARD BEAN

9 AUGUST – 10 SEPTEMBER

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“This is a confidence game, not because you give me your confidence, but because I give you mine.”

Psychoanalyst Margaret Ford, the author of a best-seller on compulsive behaviour, compromises her professional reputation when she offers to help one of her patients settle his gambling debts.

Drawn into the seedy world of Chicago poker clubs and seduced by a charismatic hustler, Margaret starts out on what she thinks is an academic study but finds herself caught up in complex and dangerous con.

Playwright Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors, Harvest) has taken the cult film written and directed by David Mamet, which won the Best Film and Best Screenplay awards at the 1987 Venice Film Festival, and created a taut, funny and sexy noir-thriller about obsession and the lengths we go to get what we desire.

House of Games is in the best tradition of the ‘con’ caper – think The Sting, Ocean’s Eleven, Hustle – and New Theatre is excited to be presenting this Australian premiere. +PRESS +PICS

“A deliciously theatrical reinvention” Variety

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Louise Fischer
Set Designer John Cervenka
Lighting Designer Louise Mason
Costume Designer Deborah Mulhall
Sound Designer Amber Wilcox
Assistant Director Sahn Millington
Cards/Poker Advisor Wayne Van Keren
Stage Manager Douglas Cairns
Assistant Stage Manager Cindy Wang

CAST

Ben Brock, Hannah Day, Cheyne Fynn, Charles Jones,
Mark Langham, Rebecca Levy, Colin McCarlie,
Katherine Shearer, Benjamin Vickers, Cindy Wang

TIMES

Previews Tue 9 & Wed 10 Aug, 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance, Sat 10 Sep 5pm

TICKETS

Full $32 | Concession $27
Groups (10+) $27 | Members $22
Previews, Student Rush, Thrifty Thursdays $17