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Sister Cities - Factory Space Theatre Company

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Factory Space Theatre Company is proud to present the Sydney premiere of 'Sister Cities' by acclaimed Amercian playwright, novelist and screenwriter Colette Freedman.

The exciting Factory Space Theatre Company production will be led by an entirely female cast and director and is highlighted with witty dialogue and surprising plot twists.

Described as a black comedy, Sister Cities follows four estranged half-sisters, returning to their family home after the sudden death of their mother.


A recipe for a modern comedy: Take four half-sisters who disagree about almost everything; fold in one ghost; add lots of quirky word play, much pink underwear and a spider. Heat well as they try to deal with unexpected death. Serve with a warm prelude of sex, death and chocolate.


Sister Cities elegantly captures the complexity of modern family relationships and isn't afraid to delve into controversial issues. It was recently made into a Lifetime Television Film starring Jacki Weaver, Alfred Molina, Amy Smart, and Tom Everett Scott.

The upcoming production will be directed by the artistic director of Factory Space Theatre Company, Roz Riley.

'Sister Cities' was presented at the Edinburgh Festival, alongside 'Shakespeare's Queens: She-wolves and Serpents', which was also directed by Riley in 2012. 'Shakespeare's Queens' later had a limited run in London's West End.


Sister Cities will run at Star of the Sea Theatre for a strictly limited season from the 7th to 22nd October:

Company Previews: 7th and 8th October at 7.30pm

Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm; Sunday Matinees at 3pm

Tickets are now on sale; to make a purchase, please visit Trybooking.com.au.

Tickets are priced from $28 to $35.

For more information on this upcoming production, please visit www.factoryspace.org


"Sister Cities is a particularly good interpretation of the genre, and this production captures the spirit of the black comedy in a surprisingly heart-warming way. " AussieTheatre

"Deftly directed with vision nuance and care, director Roz Riley, has applied her unique paradigm to choosing a solid and compelling ensemble cast of five superb actors, each pitch perfect for their role, for this powerful and emotional play." Sydney Arts Guide

"Sparks fly as the gaping differences between the sisters and their relationships (or lack thereof) with their mother are exposed.
The humour is pitch-black but hilarious." SleepPile Arts and Culture

"As the story unfolds, you will find some surprising plot twists accompanied by witty dialogues with quirky word play, so there will never be a dull moment." WeekendNotes


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When: From 7th to 22nd October
Where: Star of the Sea Theatre, 52 Eurobin Ave, Manly NSW 2095
Cost: $35/$28
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