MopHead Productions, in association with Red Line Productions, is pleased to present The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant by Rainer Werner Fassbinder at the Old Fitz Theatre from October 11. Perhaps more well known as a daring German classic cult film, the story is an analysis of feminine psyche and a brilliant exercise in melodrama.
She’s fashion’s latest success and it’s about f##king time. Petra Von Kant‘s life is fantastic. The divorce is done, she’s as hot as she’s ever been and she’s cashed up. Her obsessive PA does everything for her, her mother’s about to bugger off on a six-month holiday and her daughter has been shunted off to boarding school. Even old friends can’t bring her down. But then she meets Karin…
Shane Bosher (Cock, The Pride, Straight) directs an all- female cast led by A Place to Call Home’s Sara Wiseman with support from Taylor Ferguson (Good Works, Miss Julie), Matilda Ridgway (Jasper Jones, A Doll’s House), Eloise Snape (4000 Miles, The House of Ramon Iglesia), Judith Gibson (The Strip, Macbeth) and introducing Mia Evans Rorris.
“I’ve wanted to direct The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant since I saw Fassbinder’s film as a plucky young drama school student,” says Bosher. “It’s a glorious melodic drama which talks about the ways we can let ourselves be destroyed by love and desire. I’m thrilled to be working with a kickass all-women ensemble led by ferocious talent Sara Wiseman. It’s startling, sexy and viciously funny. Expect frenemies, frocks, tantrums, mothers, daughters, lesbians, bisexuals, career-climbers and a wild hootenanny of a ride.”
“Wild and unforgettable” – Variety“Surprisingly rich and layered… truly satisfying melodrama.” – Daily Review
THE BITTER TEARS ON PETRA VON KANT by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Presented by MopHead Productions in association with Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz Theatre Directed by Shane Bosher
With Sara Wiseman, Taylor Ferguson, Matilda Ridgway, Eloise Snape, Judith Gibson and Mia Rorris
Venue: Old Fitz Theatre, 129 Dowling Street (Cnr Cathedral Street), Woolloomooloo
Season: 11 October – 12 November
Times: Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Sunday 5pm
Price: $38 Adult, $33 Concession, $28 Previews and Cheap Tuesday