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Venus in Fur - Play Dead Theatre Fundraiser

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Play Dead Theatre to present 'Venus In Fur' 2017
Play Dead Theatre Fundraiser, Zumba United Hall, Party, St Kilda, Raffle, Four Pillars Gin, Mountain Goat Brewery, Lido Cinema, Chapel Street, Brown Brothers, Melbourne, Venus in Fur, David Ives, TAPE, Stephen Belber, Courthouse Hotel, 45Downstairs, Portraits of Melbourne, Clarke Scott
Conga line at Play Dead Theatre's Dance Party

What do you do with Four Pillars of Gin, twenty-four Brown Brother's, a herd of Mountain Goats, Gypsies, Little Apples and organic Strange Love?

You throw a dance party with a Good Old Fashioned Raffle!

That's what Michael Mack did to raise essential funds to propel Play Dead Theatre's 2017 production of Venus In Fur into full flight.

Play Dead Theatre Fundraiser, Zumba United Hall, Party, St Kilda, Raffle, Four Pillars Gin, Mountain Goat Brewery, Lido Cinema, Chapel Street, Brown Brothers, Melbourne, Venus in Furs, David Ives, TAPE, Stephen Belber, Courthouse Hotel, 45Downstairs, Portraits of Melbourne, Clarke Scott
Passionate supporters

After the sell-out season of TAPE (Stephen Belber) with rave reviews, Play Dead Theatre will be back in 2017 to build on their success. Whilst sipping on a gin sling and admiring the dance party I asked Michael a few questions about his passion for independent theatre.

Play Dead Theatre Fundraiser, Zumba United Hall, Party, St Kilda, Raffle, Four Pillars Gin, Mountain Goat Brewery, Lido Cinema, Chapel Street, Brown Brothers, Melbourne, Venus in Furs, David Ives, TAPE, Stephen Belber, Courthouse Hotel, 45Downstairs
Michael Mack and Adam Hetherington at Play Dead Theatre Fundraiser


Mistress: 'So Michael, why theatre? It's a tough gig these days'.

Michael: 'Since training at 16th Street Actors Studio and working with great people like Jennifer Sarah Dean, I have nothing but passion and respect for theatre.

Mistress: 'But not many actors land paid work in Australia'.

Michael: 'Yeah of course. It would be nice to have it all, but it's also great to live your passion'.

Mistress: 'You've secured some awesome prizes for tonight's fundraiser'.

Michael: 'We have worked hard to get some great sponsors on board and we are so excited with the support'.

Mistress: 'So where does your drive come from?'

Michael: 'I've read so many great plays and I can't believe that they are not hitting our main stages. But then again I'm happy that I have the opportunity to expose that work'.

Mistress: 'So what is Venus In Fur about?'

Michael: 'Venus In Fur is a psychological drama written by David Ives. The drama unfolds during an audition between an actress and a director'.

Mistress: 'Sounds intense. What made you choose this play?'

Michael: 'I love strong female characters, especially when the female actually takes the upper hand and wins. We rarely see that on stage. We tend to see a lot of tragedy and pain for female characters'.

Me: 'So what's next?'

Michael: 'Finding a venue, that feels right for this play'.

Me: 'What's the chances of me winning the raffle of the free scenic helicopter flight for two?'

Michael: 'Anything's possible if you buy a ticket'.

Dreams can come true and I look forward to seeing Play Dead Theatre's production of Venus In Furs in 2017. Why not make a New Year's resolution to see more independent theatre in 2017? Simply go to the website and subscribe to receive the first offer of tickets to the show.
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When: 8:00 pm til late
Phone: 0432 978 236
Where: Zumba Dance Hall, 175 177 Chapel St, St Kilda (Corner Chapel St & Brighton Rd)
Cost: Free entry, raffle tickets and drinks on sale
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