new fitz play #3
(snake eggs hatch)
by MICHAEL MCSTAY
Directed by JESSICA ARTHUR
25 APRIL - 6 MAY
Red Line Productions presents the New Fitz 2017 Program.
Proudly presented by Poor Tom's Gin & Mark Blumer, and supported by Playwriting Australia and ambassador Louis Nowra.
What was once a great city has fallen into decay.
Cyclical revolutions are commonplace and bloody.
A plague of monsters chokes the streets.
Poverty and famine reign.
The Merchant decides to get out once and for all, the only way she knows how;
selling weapons to both sides of the war.
Amongst Ruins is a thrilling exploration of human conflict and morality, and the psychological fallout of these values colliding.
In a world of constant war, can you afford peace?
Written by Michael McStay
Directed by Jessica Arthur
Costume Design by Maya Keys
Sound Design by Thomas Moore
Stage Management by Cecilia Nelson
DATES & TIMES
Tuesday - Saturday: 6:30 PM
Sunday: 4:30 PM
Duration: 40 Minutes
THE WRITER: MICHAEL MCSTAY
Michael McStay is an actor, writer, director and musician. Before studying at NIDA, Michael acted around his hometown of Melbourne. Since his arrival in Sydney, Michael has appeared in Lachlan Philpott’s Colder (dir. Kevin Jackson), William Shakespeare’s Othello (dir. Jennifer Hagan), Ben Ellis’ The Story Of The Red Mountains (dir. Tim Roseman), Sam Shepard’s A Lie Of The Mind (dir. Rodney Fisher), Enda Walsh’s Sucking Dublin (dir. James Dalton), Fregmento Stokes’ Kill The PM (dir. James Dalton), George Bernard Shaw’s The Shewing Up Of Blanco Posnet (dir. Con Costi), Belvoir St Theatre’s production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children (dir. Eamon Flack) and Sport For Jove's production of Three Sisters (dir. Kevin Jackson).
Michael appeared in the 2015 docudrama The Power Of Ten, and was the narrator for the Australian Premiere of M. F. William's orchestral work Letters From The Front for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, both in commemoration of the Anzac Day Centenary.
As a writer, Michael writes long form prose, plays and poetry. His original productions include Bright Those Claws That Mar The Flesh (staged at The Old Fitz in June 2016), The Ghost Phantasm (staged with the NIDA Independent Program), Esther (adapted from the Old Testament) and an upcoming untitled project to be staged in April 2017. He is also currently writing a book, due to be finished early next year.
As a musician, Michael has achieved his AMEB Grade Eight Certificate in Piano and AMEB Grade Five Certificate in Music Theory. He also plays guitar, sings and composes.
Seating at The Old Fitz Theatre is unreserved.
Please note there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at The Old Fitz Theatre. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there is a no refunds/exchanges policy in place with regards to latecomers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0416 044 413 with any issues.