By Louris van de Geer

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 6 – 23 February 2019

    I remember that it’s Tuesday. Tuesdays are always a bitch.

    A suburban supermarket. You’ve been here before. In the car park, mothers are vying for parking spots in their spotless four-wheel drives. Inside, the trolleys are battered and the last packet of cinnamon was just taken from its carefully alphabetised place in the spice section.

    TUESDAY is an intricate satire of suburban banality and social alienation. Sometimes you can watch a puddle of juice like it holds the answer to the universe.

    Presented in association with Sign of the Acorn


    Director Nell Ranney
    Producer Amy Goodhew
    Production Designer Isabel Hudson
    Sound Designer Clare Hennessy
    Lighting Designer Martin Kinnane
    Assistant Director Rebecca Blake
    Stage Manager Alexandra Moon


    Frances Duca
    Duncan Fellows
    Tom Anson Mesker
    Bridie McKim

    • WHAT IS 25A?

      This show is part of 25A.
      It has been made by independent and emerging artists.
      They have produced and marketed it themselves.
      They get 100% of the box office and the theatre for free.
      Their task is to make a show for less than $1500.

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    • Director’s Note

      Starting work on TUESDAY, by Louris van de Geer, has really got me thinking about the patterns in human behaviour. Because to me this play feels like a David Attenborough documentary set in one of our natural habitats: Suburbia, with the Supermarket our drinking hole.

      Though pacing up and down the supermarket aisles is a communal act, it often takes a solitary headspace where our internal thoughts are dialled up even louder than usual. Perhaps this is why it is one of the best places for people watching!

      And this play certainly questions the distance between our thoughts and actions.  Ultimately the tension between what you say and what you do is the definition of character, but it can be alarming to realise what our thoughts are capable of and what we might merely choose not to do.

      And why are we such creatures of habit? The inevitable presence of unpredictability seems to gain an even more unsettling power when set against a landscape of monotony and mundanity.

      There is of course a satisfaction that comes with predictability or at least to seeing and then understanding patterns. And this brings me right back to the theatre! As an audience when it comes to perceiving patterns, we love to connect the dots ourselves as images are built on stage. And that same instinct extends far beyond the theatre walls too, when we search for patterns through chaos in the everyday sense.  When unpredictable events occur in life as they do in this play, we search to find the meaning, and then we tell the story to understand it.

      — Nell Ranney

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