Tuesday is an intricate satire of social alienation, unravelling in a suburban supermarket.
It follows both the thoughts and actions of four individuals, culminating in a shocking act of violence.
Equal parts David Attenborough documentary on suburbia and a darkly funny Cohen Brothers film, playwright Louris van de Geer’s dry humoured script explores the nature of violence as well as the flawed nature of our commodified communities.
“We all know what’s it’s like to do the grocery shopping without ever making eye contact with the people walking up and down the aisles alongside you,” says the production’s director Nell Ranney. “It’s the perfect setting to ask what’s going on in the heads of our neighbours.
“Tuesday touches on some dark themes, including anxiety, social alienation, depression and violence against women in ways we’ve rarely seen before. It explores mundanity and darkness in funny and surprising ways.
Duncan Fellows (The Letdown), Frances Duca (Ali’s Wedding), Tom Anson Mesker (Belvoir’s A Taste of Honey) and recent NIDA graduate Bridie McKim play four people whose lives are brought together in a supermarket.
The largely female creative team behind this work is something Ranney hopes to see more of.
“It is a privilege to champion the voices of a strong female creative team in this intricate and thoughtful play, while including some equally talented men in this conversation, too.”