Kings Cross Theatre continues their run of astounding productions in 2017 with the Australian premiere of Amelia Roper's biting comedy, She Rode Horses Like The Stock Exchange. Directed by former Belvoir Associate Artist, Nell Ranney, this sublime production is going to hit Sydneysiders like a stampede.
Directed by former Belvoir Associate Artist, Nell Ranney, this sublime production is going to hit Sydneysiders like a stampede.
Set in a Connecticut park in 2007, just on the edge of the Global Financial Crisis that saw millions of people made penniless, jobless and homeless, She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange interplays the lives of two couples as they engage in an absurdly funny and terrifying ride through a crisis they didn't even know was possible.
US-based, Australian playwright, Amelia Roper's absurdly funny She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange is just what theatrical dreams are made of - it is rich in language, timelessly poignant and unnervingly funny via a dry, smart humour - it is Tina Fey meets Samuel Beckett! Roper's incredible script poses insightful questions about money, materialism and power through a tender gauze of humanity; it challenges cultural expectations and the simultaneous resentments towards them.
Of her script, Roper says; "The play is about humans with human needs and feelings, and what it means to be an imperfect human who likes dogs and ice cream when you are also an adult and responsible for a bank, and collectively, an entire economy".
She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange has enjoyed productions all around the world, from Russia, to London, to numerous theatres in the USA and now to Sydney, in the grips of its own housing crisis where the Great Australian Dream of homeownership is fast fading, this play is finding audiences everywhere who connect to it in deep and meaningful ways. She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange is an achingly funny show that exposes what happens when the cushion of comfort is ripped out from underneath us.
Together with an impeccable cast, including 3-time Sydney Award nominee and winner, Matilda Ridgway, director Nell Ranney brings to life this nuanced, absurd, brilliant piece of theatre from a writer that is not only ahead of her time but also one who will help to shape our world-view well into the future.
"Roper's script is one in which characters reveal their hands despite their best efforts not to do so. It demands a level of precision and subtlety, which this close-up production ... delivers in spades." Jason Blake, SMH
"There are big issues lying underneath this play, from sexual politics in the office to the morality behind the GFC and the Great American Dream of success. It never preaches, it simply reminds us and causes us to ponder." Theatre Now
"charms with its idiosyncrasy." Suzy Goes See
She Rode Horses Like The Stock Exchange is now playing at Kings Cross Theatre until Saturday 11th of November, 2017. Tickets are selling fast - book now at www.kingsxtheatre.com/she-rode-horses
Prices are as follows:
Previews - $30*
Adult - $37*
Concession - $32*
Cheap Tuesdays - $27*
$20 for 20s - There are 20x $20** tickets available on Thursdays only for people in their 20s (ID required)
*tickets will incur a $2.50 booking fee on top of the advertised ticket price
**$1.50 booking fee
For more information this must-see theatre production, please visit www.kingsxtheatre.com/she-rode-horses
Cast: Matilda Ridgway (Jasper Jones – Belvoir, Sydney Theatre Award Winner A Doll's Hours – Sport for Jove), Nikki Britton (The Other Guy – STAN, Hidden Sydney: The Glittering Mile – World Bar), Dorje Swallow (The Three Sisters – Sport for Jove, As You Like It – Bell Shakespeare, Home & Away – Ch 7), Tom Anson Mesker (Circuit – The Old Fitzroy Theatre/ The Oligarchs)
Producer Amy Morcom | Assistant Producer Rebecca Blake | Design Isabel Hudson | Lighting Design Christopher Page | Sound Design & Composition Ben Pierpoint