The Book of Exodus: Part 1

Theatre, Drama Theatre Works , St Kilda Wednesday May 31 2017 - Sunday June 18 2017
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The Book of Exodus: Part 1
Photograph: Pia Johnson

Fraught Outfit (The Bacchae) explore a Biblical narrative through young performers in this final instalment of their 'Innocence Trilogy'

Having previously explored the intersection of teenage experience and ancient text (in collaboration with St Martins Youth Arts Centre) in On The Bodily Education Of Young Girls and The Bacchae, Adena Jacobs and Aaron Orzech complete the trilogy with a work inspired by the biblical Book Of Exodus.

Jacobs says, “Book Of Exodus is a foundational text about power, prophecy and division. Performed through the eyes and bodies of children in 2017, these biblical metaphors become shocking and revelatory”.

Book Of Exodus is presented in two parts: Part I in June, and Part II in October.

Part I: Two children create a documentary of a history they cannot remember.
An intimate exploration of history, memory and trauma, performed by children aged 8 and 11 years old.

Part II: A mass of children wait in the desert. With no leader to guide them, and no one to answer their cries, they summon an unruly force. Performed by around 40 children, tracing a community propelled from a violent past into an uncertain future.

By: Dee Jefferson


Venue name: Theatre Works
Address: 14 Acland St
St Kilda
Price: $30-$38
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