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The Town Hall Affair

7–13 January 2018

An artful theatrical reimagining of the raucous 1971 feminist debate
Partners
Sydney Opera House
Venue
Sydney Opera House
Drama Theatre
Bennelong Point
Sydney 2000
When

7, 9, 11–13 JANUARY AT 8PM
10 JANUARY AT 2PM & 8PM
No performance on Monday

Duration
65 mins
Tickets
Premium $96
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Based on the film Town Bloody Hall  by Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker.

An artful theatrical reimagining of the classic 1971 documentary Town Bloody Hall, which captured a raucous debate between author Norman Mailer and leading feminists like Jill Johnston and Germaine Greer (played by Maura Tierney). The debate may have taken place more than 45 years ago, but its themes remain relevant.

Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, co-founder of acclaimed experimental theatre troupe The Wooster Group, the play combines live performance of real-life dialogue from the debate with video footage from documentary, both inhabiting the original film and derailing it.

"Audaciously clever and technically dazzling"
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


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This show has a complete lockout. Please arrive 15 minutes early as latecomers will not be admitted.

Photo: Zbigniew Bzymek

Juicy, visceral theatre
The New York Times
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