7 Captiva Road at Chapel Off Chapel

by | Dec 15, 2023

Working in direct collaboration with renowned American Executive Producer and Writer Andrea Ciannavei (The Sopranos, Mayans M.C, Borgia and upcoming Netflix drama The Corps), Anthropocene Play Company proudly present the world premiere of 7 Captiva Road this coming February. Playing at Melbourne’s iconic Chapel Off Chapel, this gripping new production promises to be an electric and compelling offering at the onset of the 2024 Arts Calendar.

An explosive, semi-autobiographical drama about three generations of an Italian-American family preparing for the death of their matriarch, 7 Captiva Road is a riveting tale of generational violence, denial, and abuse. First developed at Labyrinth Theatre Company New York under Artistic Director Philip Seymour Hoffman this landmark season is Anthropocene Play Company’s first collaboration with an international playwright, combining the irrefutable talent of the actors from their ensemble with the masterful direction of Cathy Hunt (Little Brother, Big Sister, What Every Girl Should Know, Her Father’s Daughter).

Set in New England, 2004, 7 Captiva Road tells the tale of a loud and brash Italian-American family – a group that delight in “breaking each other’s balls”. But with the death of their beloved Nonna tensions rise and long held secrets spill out. Some relationships, if they survive, will never be the same.

Known for their trademark Method Acting approach to storytelling, 7 Captiva Road includes another significant deviation for Anthropocene Play Company with a guest director at the helm, Cathy Hunt. This appointment sees Artistic Director and award-winning Theatre Director Bronwen Coleman returning to the stage, after a long hiaitus, in the role of Gabriella.

Playing from the 21st of February to the 3rd of March for a limited season, 7 Captiva Road is set to be another stellar offering from the Anthropocene Play Company, who are fast becoming known as a dynamic and impressive voice in the Victorian Arts Landscape. Established in 2018 by Artistic Director Bronwen Coleman and founding members Clare Larman and Pia O’Meadhra, they are a feminist theatre company committed to championing traditionally sidelined artists and creating provocative, engaging theatre around the pressing issues of our time. They are known for past productions Ignis, Uncle Vanya, Cavemxn and Something Unspoken.

www.anthropoceneplaycompany.com

Image: Greg Elms 

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