A suburban supermarket. You have been here before. In the car park, mothers are vying for parking spots behind the wheels of their spotless four-wheel drives. Inside, the trolleys are battered, their advertising faded and the last packet of cinnamon was just taken from its carefully alphabetised place in the spice section. TUESDAY is an intricate satire of suburban banality and social alienation.
Five.Point.One Reading Sessions, Adelaide, January 2015
MKA: Theatre of New Writing, North Melbourne, June 2012
TheatreWorks In the Works, February 2012
MKA @ MTC Reading Season, July 2011
Written by Louris van de Geer
Direction & Dramaturgy Brienna Macnish
Performed by James Deeth, Brigid Gallacher, Jenny Seedsman, Zak Zavod
Set Design: Eugyeene Teh, Costume Design: Cat Chan, Lighting Design: Rob Sowinski, Sound Design: Rob Jordan. Past performers include: Amy Hack, Aaron Walton
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“This is the most exciting piece of theatre I’ve seen this year....Tuesday is an incredible script. [Louris van de Geer] creates a vivid world that’s beautiful in its suburban dullness."
“Louris van de Geer has a keen eye.. a natural and engaging writing style that illuminates her characters’ interior worlds set against an increasingly sinister external one.”
- The Age
“The detail in the writing is superb. The story is cleverly played out with moments of humour… Tuesday is a fine piece, ironic in parts and telling of lives rendered bereft by the ugliness of a mass consumption seemingly impossible to avoid.”
“Armed with a wry wit and acute powers of social observation, van de Geer conveys the window of calm – even if for a split second – that people endeavor to find in their environment of noise, of confusion, of helplessness. Effectively, she demonstrates how they scavenge for control in a world altogether beyond their grip.”
- To Dad With Love