Stellar playwright Kate Mulvany and award-winning director Leticia Cáceres, two of Australia’s most accomplished artists, evoke the visceral, blood-soaked biosphere of the Amazon warrior women of Greek mythology.
Tasmanian Theatre Company has assembled a dream team for the World Premiere of The Mares – a significant event in Australian theatre. Designed by Jill Munro and Nick Higgins, The Mares features an exceptional group of Tasmanian actors: Sara Cooper, Jane Johnson, Melissa King, Jane Longhurst and Ben Winspear.
This brutal, prescient and poetic new work has the wit, wry humour and gravitas we have come to expect from Kate Mulvany. It’s a play for our times, exploring themes of power – physical, sexual and psychological – and weaving parallel narratives as it moves seamlessly through time, style and gender, galloping towards an unexpected yet inevitable climax.
Commissioned by Tasmanian Theatre Company. Produced with the generous support of the Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation.