Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

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Available until 11.59pm on 16 May 2021

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

72 minutes

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This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

'a charged two-hander that burrows into the systemic power imbalances that gave rise to the #MeToo movement'

Time Out Melbourne
This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

'Yena and Spielman are on fire'

Limelight Magazine
This is rated 0 out of 5 stars

'This play is a deeply intelligent and ultimately devastating picture of erasure.'

The Saturday Paper
This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

'Powerfully prescient'

ArtsHub
This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

'There’s more to this story than meets the eye'

Theatre People

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 (Photograph 51) and Izabella Yena (Home, I'm Darling) 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 believes there’s really only one student worth his time.

Annie is clever, imaginative, and a huge fan of Jon's 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, who will control their narrative?

Helmed by MTC Associate Director Petra Kalive (Hungry Ghosts), this captivating drama is a timely exploration of power, truth and desire.



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Recording produced in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne

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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

Artwork for Myfanwy Hocking

Myfanwy Hocking

Annie (Standby Cover)

Artwork for Liam Maguire

Liam Maguire

Jon (Standby Cover)

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