ONE IS WARM IN WINTER, THE OTHER HAS A BETTER VIEW Runs December 3-13 At Fortyfive Downstairs
Written by Adam J A Cass (‘I Love You, Bro', Malthouse 2009), ‘One is Warm in Winter, the Other Has a Better View' is a gloriously theatrical, deeply poetic large cast play about faith in all its diversity and difference, and about its place in the lives of young people in Melbourne today. Transcending politics and the highly fraught topic of religion as it relates to so many of the world's struggles, the play moves beyond to tell a darkly funny story about the connection of faith to our ability to love and be loved. Written for and with the Platform Youth Theatre Ensemble (gathered together for this project from members of various faith groups, as well as others with defiantly non-faith backgrounds), the story has been created over several months through wide-ranging discussions, interviews, surveys, and in workshops led by the play's director, Caitlin Dullard.
Written, too, specifically with the fantastically evocative large open space and wonderful windows of Forty Five Downstairs in mind, ‘One is Warm in Winter, the Other Has a Better View' is a beautiful, profoundly moving new play which explores the core of this rich topic, and the essence of what it is to be human. Platform Youth Theatre works with professional artists to create theatre with, for and by young people. Since its first production in 1998, Platform has carved a niche for itself as an award-winning company with an innovative approach to making quality work. This project has been developed in consultation with the Centre for Multicultural Youth.
Runs 3 - 13 December
Tuesday - Saturday 8pm, Sunday 4pm