New Australian comedy shines light on nursing homes

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Evdokia Katahanas’ hilariously close-to-the-bone comedy THE PLOT opens on Valentine’s Day (14 Feb) at the Mantouridion Theatre in Marrickville, Sydney, and is set to win hearts and minds … while ruffling quite a few feathers!

When aged care facility resident Jacob dies, all hell breaks loose.

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Lily, the manager, finds herself unexpectedly caught up in a web of gossip, intrigue, treachery, political manoeuvring, friendship … and great food. Greek food. Lily struggles to survive the ensuing chaos and finds herself sinking deeper and deeper into an absurd – and at times savage – world in which she must play the heroine.

Playwright Evdokia Katahanas has written a cracking new Australian play that provides an eloquent voice for any employee ever embroiled in workplace politics and double-dealing. It celebrates how, against all odds and prejudice, the blameless can still walk away and survive.

The play also explores moral and ethical questions posed within the context of a nursing home run by a not-for-profit organisation. It deals with these questions with grit, sensitivity and dark humour. The story turns on the moral decisions each character is prepared (or not prepared) to make – and their reasons. Life and death lie at the heart of the piece.

The world of the nursing home is a microcosm for the world at large. Each character is larger than life: we see their personal struggles from the poignant to the detestable in starkly real world that can’t be denied.

Directed by Sophie Kelly.

THE PLOT (To Bury or Not to Bury)

A wickedly funny dark comedy by Evdokia Katahanas

14 February – 1 March

Mantouridion Theatre, Building 36, 142 Addison Rd Marrickville

Tues-Sat 8pm; Sun 5pm

Tickets $35 / $30 conc / $25 children to 15 / Tight Tues all tix $25

Bookings www.trybooking.com/GKGW

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