Look behind the surface, honey!
– Statue to Gina in Statues of David
Statues of David came to life at the Sydney Fringe Festival.
It had sell-out performances at Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach on a couple of hot summer nights in January 1997. The production images above feature the original cast of Anne Carroll as Gina, Andrew McGhie as David and Paul Sztelma as the Statue.
In his wrap-up of the Fringe, Stephen Dunne described Statues as ‘an initially odd tale about Michelangelo’s sculpted David that delved into the fragility of relationships and the tenuousness of historicity.’ (SMH 28/01/97). Couldn’t have said it better.
Statues went on to win Best Australian Play at Theatrefest 1997 and was short-listed for the inaugural Griffin Theatre awards.
Statues of David returned to the Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst in 2003, this time with Madelaine James as Gina, Victor Kline as David and Ben Brock as the Statue.
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