June 8, 2019

200: Drive (Theatre Works, Melbourne Australia) (review)

200: Drive (Theatre Works, Melbourne Australia) (review)

Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly).Theatre First Episode 200Drive (Theatre Works, Melbourne, Australia) (review)Drive is an exploration of fallen, deviant women set against long stretches of open road. It is...


Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly).Theatre First Episode 200Drive (Theatre Works, Melbourne, Australia) (review)Drive is an exploration of fallen, deviant women set against long stretches of open road. It is inspired by the true story of former NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak, who in 2007, got into her car and drove non-stop 14-hours from Houston to Orlando to confront her ex-lover’s lover. Disguised in a dark wig, glasses and trench coat, she had in her car a knife, mallet, BB gun, duct tape, rope, photos of women in bondage – and allegedly wore an adult nappy so that she didn’t have to stop.  This new theatrical work re-imagines Lisa’s story and her 14-hour drive, putting the spotlight on a particular kind of female implosion that’s as old as Anna Karenina and Hedda Gabler and as recent as any number of news articles about a woman, usually in her 40s, seemingly the image of perfection, who suddenly snaps, and drives her life into a ditch. Over 50 minutes, Drive tracks the unravelling of a highly capable woman, filled with mess, nuance and controlled rage. For more information visit  http://www.theatreworks.org.au/program/drive/Theatre First RSS feed:   https://feeds.megaphone.fm/ivetheatrereviews  Subscribe, rate and review Theatre First at all good podcatcher apps, including Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes), Stitcher, Pocket Casts, CastBox.FM, Podbean, ACast etc.If you're enjoying Theatre First podcast, please share and tell your friends. Your support would be appreciated...thank you.#theatre #stage #reviews #melbourne #australia #drive #lisanowak  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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