Overview

Synopsis

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Flick comes John, a mesmerising and intimate new play.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

5
Time Out Melbourne
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Synopsis

Jenny and Elias, a young Brooklyn couple on the edge, arrive late one evening at a kitschy civil war-themed B&B in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Dotted with knick-knacks and trinkets that have a mind of their own, they can’t help the feeling that they’re being watched. Not just by their host Mertis and her eccentric friend Genevieve, but by the countless dolls and figurines that occupy their spooky lodgings.

A ghost tale and a love story, this mesmerising work from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Annie Baker finds truth in the awkward moments, beauty in the missed opportunities and poignancy in the intimate silences. Helen Morse (Frozen), Melita Jurisic (Mad Max: Fury Road), Johnny Carr (What Rhymes with Cars and Girls) and Ursula Mills (Kryptonite) star in this Australian Premiere directed by MTC Associate Director Sarah Goodes (Switzerland).

Due to unforeseen circumstances Julia Blake has had to withdraw from this production. The role of Genevieve Marduk will now be played by Melita Jurisic.

Cast & Crew

Johnny Carr

Johnny Carr

Elias Schreiber-Hoffman

Melita Jurisic

Melita Jurisic

Genevieve Marduk

Ursula Mills

Ursula Mills

Jenny Chung

Helen Morse

Helen Morse

Mertis Katherine Graven

Sarah Goodes

Sarah Goodes

Director

Elizabeth Gadsby

Elizabeth Gadsby

Set & Costume Designer

Richard Vabre

Richard Vabre

Lighting Designer

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Russell Goldsmith

Composer & Sound Designer

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Geraldine Cook-Dafner

Voice & Dialect Coach

News & Reviews

Reviews

5
Time Out Melbourne
4.5
A play of atmosphere and immersion – a truly fantastic experience.
ArtsHub
4.5

Mysterious and delightful… a captivating play.

Australian Book Review
4

Quiet, exquisitely layered comedy drama

The Age
4

The entire cast is accomplished with the luminous Helen Morse central

Herald Sun
4

John is a masterful feat of dramatic writing; a new play with an old soul, nuanced, touching and astonishingly uncanny.

The Music
4

Weird and wonderful.

Theatre People

A must-see production.

Aussie Theatre

Utterly spine-tingling.

The Australian

You can’t help but be enthralled.

Stage Noise
1

Annie Baker is one of the greatest playwrights alive.

The Saturday Paper

Venues

Attendance Information

  • Contains coarse language. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800. Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances Julia Blake has had to withdraw from this production. The role of Genevieve Marduk will now be played by Melita Jurisic.
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