Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

From 6 March 2021

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

In this Australian premiere production, Dan Spielman and Izabella Yena embody Hannah Moscovitch’s whipsmart #MeToo-era take on the archetypal student–teacher romance.

Tickets on sale from 4 February 2021
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‘A familiar story of seduction, until it isn’t. A powerful thing to witness.’

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‘First-rate material from one of Canada’s best playwrights.’

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Award-winning Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch has set the international theatre scene alight with her fiery wit and incisive ability to tackle complex subjects with humour and intelligence. In this Australian premiere production, Dan Spielman and Izabella Yena embody Moscovitch’s whipsmart #MeToo-era take on the archetypal student–teacher romance.

Jon is a prize-winning novelist who wants more out of life. His third marriage is going about as well as his first two, and he’s stuck at university teaching creative writing to lazy undergraduates. He’s a good teacher, but there’s really only one student worth his time. Annie is clever, imaginative, and a huge fan of his work. One afternoon, Jon catches himself admiring Annie in her red coat, and very soon it feels like their affair was destined from the start. But when the embers have cooled and the affair is over, will he be able to control their narrative?

Helmed by MTC Associate Director Petra Kalive (Hungry Ghosts), this timely tale about the dangers of desire inverts everything you thought you knew about this burning issue. As Jon, Dan Spielman (The Code) brings the audience into his confidence, freely sharing his internal turmoil; and as Annie, Izabella Yena (Home, I’m Darling) shows us an all-too-real young woman coming into her power.

Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes was commissioned by Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Canada.

Photo by Jo Duck

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Open Captioning

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described TBC
Open Captioning TBC
The dates for captioned and audio described performances of Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes performances will be confirmed prior to tickets going on sale on 4 February 2021. Please check our website or contact the box office closer to the time for further information.
Dan Spielman

Dan Spielman

Jon

Artwork for Izabella Yena

Izabella Yena

Annie

Petra Kalive

Petra Kalive

Director

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Marg Horwell

Set & Costume Designer

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Rachel Burke

Lighting Designer

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Darius Kedros

Composer & Sound Designer

Artwork for Isabella Vadiveloo

Isabella Vadiveloo

Assistant Director

Michala Banas

Michala Banas

Intimacy Coordinator

Artwork for Xanthe Beesley

Xanthe Beesley

Movement Consultant

The Sumner

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006