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Melbourne Theatre Company: The Truth

11 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST

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Michel and his wife Laurence are happily married, while Michel’s best friend Paul is happily married to Alice. But Michel and Alice are having an affair, and Laurence seems aware that something’s going on. How far will Michel go to hide the truth? Why is Alice so keen to reveal it? And how much does Laurence actually know? The Truth is written by accomplished young French playwright Florian Zeller, who wrote The Father. Sarah Giles directs the play for Melbourne Theatre Company with a cast including Stephen Curry and Bert LaBonté.

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Award-winning French playwright Florian Zeller’s The Father wowed MTC audiences with a sell-out season in 2017. With The Truth, he delivers a devilishly dark comedy that took the West End by storm, collecting rave reviews and earning Zeller comparisons to Oscar Wilde, Noël Coward and Molière. In this new production, acclaimed director Sarah Giles (Straight White Men) is joined by actors Stephen Curry (The Castle) and Bert LaBonté (Kiss of the Spider Woman) in exploring the truths that tear us apart and the lies that keep us together.

Michel and his wife Laurence are happily married. Michel’s best friend Paul is also happily married, to Alice. But Michel and Alice are having an affair, and Laurence seems to know that something’s going on. How far will Michel go to hide the truth? Why is Alice so keen to reveal it? What does Laurence actually know, or not know? And is Paul just pretending to be bad at tennis?

Presented in the English translation by Tony and Oscar-winning playwright and screenwriter Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Father), The Truth sees the widely celebrated Zeller gleefully playing with our assumptions as he unravels a web of fiction, delusion and hypocrisy. A masterpiece of marital manipulations, it’s a delicious farce that asks us to consider the benefits of lying and the drawbacks of honesty.

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Date:
11 June
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

Southbank Theatre
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
Phone:
03 8688 0800
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Melbourne Theatre Company
Phone:
03 8688 0900
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