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"A play of atmosphere and immersion – a truly fantastic experience." ★★★★½

- Arts Hub


Melbourne Theatre Company presents presents


by Annie Baker


Jenny and Elias, a young Brooklyn couple on the edge, arrive late one evening at a kitschy civil war-themed B&B in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Dotted with knick-knacks and trinkets that have a mind of their own, they can’t help the feeling that they’re being watched. Not just by their host Mertis and her eccentric friend Genevieve, but by the countless dolls and figurines that occupy their spooky lodgings.

A ghost tale and a love story, this mesmerizing new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Annie Baker finds truth in the awkward moments, beauty in the missed opportunities and poignancy in the intimate silences. Helen Morse (Frozen), Melita Jurisic (Mad Max: Fury Road), Johnny Carr (What Rhymes with Cars and Girls) and Ursula Mills (Kryptonite) star in this Australian Premiere directed by Sarah Goodes (Switzerland).

★★★★★ – Time Out Melbourne
“Quiet, exquisitely layered comedy drama.” ★★★★ – The Age
“Mysterious and delightful… a captivating play.” ★★★★ – Australian Book Review
“John is a masterful feat of dramatic writing; a new play with an old soul, nuanced, touching and astonishingly uncanny.” ★★★★ – The Music

Due to unforeseen circumstances Julia Blake has had to withdraw from this production. The role of Genevieve Marduk will now be played by Melita Jurisic.



Cast Johnny Carr, Melita Jurisic, Ursula Mills and Helen Morse
Director Sarah Goodes
Set & Costume Designer Elizabeth Gadsby
Lighting Designer Richard Vabre
Composer & Sound Designer Russell Goldsmith
Voice & Dialect Coach Geraldine Cook


10 February – 25 March 2017*

Forum Nights
Monday 20 February
Monday 27 February

Tactile tour
Saturday 11 March, 2pm

Audio Described Performances
Tuesday 7 March, 6:30pm
Saturday 11 March, 2pm

Auslan-interpreted Performances
Saturday 4 March, 2pm

*Best availability in March


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Adults from $82
Concessions from $63
Groups 8+ from $76
Under 30 from $39

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WARNING: Contains coarse language