Right: Catherine Davies. Photo by Rene Vaile
Sydney Theatre Company presents Michele Lee’s new playGoing Down by young Australian playwright, Michele Lee, opens at Sydney Theatre Company this month. A co-production with Malthouse Theatre, Going Down is directed by Leticia Cáceres, with a cast of including Paul Blenheim, Catherine Davies, Josh Price, Naomi Rukavina and Jenny Wu.
In her first full-length play for the Sydney Theatre Company, Lee delivers a sexy, frank and funny examination of flawed characters failing at life in the most outrageous ways.
“It's about success and ambition, it's about being Asian and Australian, it's about family, it's a love song to Melbourne, it's sort of a riff on Girls meets Sex and the City - it should sing with the messy hybrid feelings that make me, me.” Lee explains.
The hero of the story, Natalie Yang has just published her memoir, Banana Girl, a sexually explicit look at life as a thirty-something woman in millennial Australia. It isn’t the heart-warming migrant story or the feminist call to arms that people expected. And it certainly isn’t on the best-seller lists. Her next book, 100 Cocks in 100 Nights, could be the scandalous reboot her career needs. Or it could be a complete disaster. Cue the quarter life crisis.23 Mar -5 May 2018. Opening Night: Wednesday 28th March at 7.30 pm. Wharf Two Theatre.