Photo Credit: Shane Anthony Photography
Misterman by Enda Walsh - a phenomenal one man tour de force.
November 21 - December 2, 2017
Set in an Irish village called Inishfree, Enda Walsh's riveting and Drama Desk Award winning masterpiece of one man's journey towards judgment day taunts and haunts and dares you to look away.
Misterman is directed by award winning director Kris Weber and stars award winning actor Travis Handcock. It opens at Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray, on November 21.
Thomas Magill is having a bad day - disembodied voices inhabit his thoughts, his mother has a cold, the dogs of hell are on his tail and Doris Day won't shut up. But Thomas needs to watch because the people of Inishfree are misbehaving.
Misterman is a one man tour de force that examines the mind of a tortured soul hell-bent on retribution. Desperate and disturbed, Thomas is a cataclysmic force on speaking terms with
the Lord. "Misterman is an astonishing piece of story telling by an incredibly talented playwright," says director Kris Weber. "Enda Walsh has written a freight train of a tale with a protagonist who is wading neck deep in the murky waters of madness while the voices inside, and outside, his head are re-enacting a day in the life of the villagers in the Irish town of Inishfree. This is Thomas Magill's town and these are his friends and neighbours but Thomas can see them for who they really are, and he understands that things can never be the same again. This is a powerful script that both challenges and mesmerizes and one that, as a director, I am very excited to be navigating with the talented Travis Handcock."
Kris Weber is an award winning director with highlights in this discipline: Agnes of God; Steel Magnolias; Cosi; Last of the Red Hot Lovers; The Odd Couple (Female Version); The Castle; Nuts; The Laramie Project; Speaking in Tongues, Almost Maine, The Other Place, The Dixie Swim Club, Rumors, Death and the Maiden and Water Child.
Travis Handcock is a VDL nominated actor (Ruben Guthrie) and director (The Freedom of the City). He is also co-founder of FizzWack Theatre Company. His acting credits include: Stars in the Morning Sky, Macbeth (UTE), Roulette (La Mama), The Twits, The Role Model (RTC), Ten x 10 (SOACT), The Glass Menagerie, Aladdin (ETC), The Odd Couple (MTC) and, most recently, One For The Pot (Beaumaris).
"...an energised, gripping portrait of warped faith..." - The Sydney Morning Herald
"Misterman is chilling, thrilling, compelling theatre. It would be a sin to miss it" - Australian Stage
"This is a production you won’t want to miss. Highly recommended." -
"This is theatre at its most raw, most barbaric and most beautiful." -
Misterman by Enda Walsh and Directed by Kris Weber
Tuesday November 21 8PM
Wednesday November 22 8PM
Thursday November 23 8PM
Friday November 24 8PM
Saturday November 25 2PM
Saturday November 25 8PM
Sunday November 26 at 2PM
Tuesday November 28 8PM
Wednesday November 29 8PM
Thursday November 30 8PM
Friday December 1 8PM
Saturday December 2 2PM
Saturday December 2 8PM
Footscray Bluestone Arts Space
8A Hyde St, Footscray, Vic 3011
Cast: Travis Handcock
Warning: This play is not suitable for children.
Travis vowed in 2009 never to do another One-man show, but he is a glutton for punishment.
Travis is a VDL nominated actor and director after being nominated for Best Actor for Ruben Guthrie in the VDL winning drama Ruben Guthrie and Best Director for The Freedom of the City at Essendon Theatre Company (ETC) in 2015. His directing credits include True West (The Mount Players) The Faculty Room, Seminar (ETC), Ruben Guthrie (FizzWack Theatre) and also Assistant Directed The Nance(WLT), The Boys (UTE) & The Glass Menagerie(ETC).
He has performed in over twenty productions including Stars in the Morning Sky, Macbeth (UTE), Roulette (La Mama), The Twits, The Role Model (RTC), Ten x 10 (SOACT), The Glass Menagerie, Aladdin (ETC), The Odd Couple (MTC), One For The Pot (Beaumaris) and most recently played Mark in Water Child. Travis has performed in Singapore & did a war re-enactment for Channel 7's Sunday Night. He also self-funded 21A, a one-man show, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Road in the Canberra Area Theatre Awards for his role as Beane in Love Song (SOACT).
FizzWack is so excited to welcome Kris to the company as the director of our much anticipated second production. Kris is a big reason that FizzWack currently exists, as she contacted us and said we needed to put on Ruben Guthrie and start a theatre company. After chatting with her for many hours (we can talk) the wheel was set in motion and FizzWack was born. Kris has been a strong supporter of the theatre company and we can't wait to see what she brings to FizzWack.
KRIS WEBER - Biography
Kris has had a love affair with the stage, and those actors and directors that honour it, for many years having recently celebrated her involvement in her 60th production.
Memorable acting credits include: Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire; Alice in I Never Sang For My Father; Pearl in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll; Helga Ten Dorp in Deathtrap; Lady Cynthia Muldoon in The Real Inspector Hound and Hilary in Hotel Sorrento.
These days Kris spends more time directing with highlights in this discipline: Agnes of God; Steel Magnolias; Cosi; Last of the Red Hot Lovers; The Odd Couple (Female Version); The Castle; Nuts; The Laramie Project; Speaking in Tongues, Almost Maine, The Other Place and Killing Jeremy.
Kris has also been a reviewer for both print and electronic periodicals and written other theatre related articles for same. She is the Plays Editor at theatrepeople.com. She has been an in-house adjudicator for various Melbourne theatre companies and runs successful theatre workshops for small groups of actors. She has also been a critical observer and advisor to VCE Theatre Studies students preparatory to their performance exams. Over recent years Kris has worked as Executive Producer of Mockingbird Theatre.
Exciting stuff to come
After your feedback and some fantastic reviews for our very first production Ruben Guthrie, we are very excited to be working on bring you some quality and fresh theatre.
FizzWack brings you Misterman in November 2017.
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