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Trotsky and Friends at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016

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God, death and vodka
Trotsky, Brendan Black, Owl and Cat Theatre, Richmond, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Jung, Freud, Hitler, Stalin, Bolshevik, Bon Voyage Productions, Lenin, Ferdinand, Mahler, Michael Cathcart, ABC Arts
Freud, Trotsky, Stalin & Jung

What happens when vodka and philosophy collide in a confined space?

Trotsky and Friends is the first stage play by Melbourne-based writer and filmmaker Brendan Black, which premieres at the Owl and Cat Theatre in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016. Listen to the interview of the cast with Michael Cathcart on ABC Radio National Books & Arts here.

Trotsky, Brendan Black, Owl and Cat Theatre, Richmond, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Jung, Freud, Hitler, Stalin, Bolshevik, Bon Voyage Productions, Lenin, Ferdinand, Mahler, Michael Cathcart, ABC Arts
Putting the 'party' back in the Bolshevik Party


This is great work by Bon Voyage Productions for a 'first play' by Black with convincing characterisation of Trotsky (Vlady T), Freud (Lawrie Fildes), Lenin (Albert Goikhman), Jung (Jan Mihal), Mahler (Dayna Boase) and the Penniless Artist (Marcus Cain) and works well in the intimacy of the Owl and Cat Theatre.

Trotsky, Brendan Black, Owl and Cat Theatre, Richmond, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Jung, Freud, Hitler, Stalin, Bolshevik, Bon Voyage Productions, Lenin, Ferdinand, Mahler, Michael Cathcart, ABC Arts
Opening night at the Owl and Cat Theatre


Trosky is revealed as the true psychologist as he tries to facilitate conversation between strong charismatic intellectuals and leaders of the time, whilst penning his book about the future of Europe, the worker, capitalism and socialist values. Stalin, Mahler, Tito, Ferninand, and a penniless artist join the discussion over copious bottles of vodka…and the rest is history!

Hopefully this show will be produced again in Melbourne soon and watch out for more work from Brendan Black and Bon Voyage Productions.
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Why? The trouble with philosophers
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: 0477888820
Where: Owl and Cat Theatre
Cost: $ 21.00 - $ 35.00
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