Arbus & West

Concert or Performance

22 Feb 2019 to 30 Mar 2019

Hollywood bombshell Mae West built her career on lookin’ good – walkin’ the walk and talkin’ the talk – while legendary photographer Diane Arbus was famous for finding beauty in the everyday. When Diane turns up at Mae’s glistening LA apartment in 1964 to take her portrait, tensions quickly flare. Mae’s vision of herself is very different to the one Diane wants to catch on film. But whose version wins out when a master of illusion meets a master of truth?

Drawing on actual events, award-winning Australian playwright Stephen Sewell imagines what might have transpired between these to extraordinary women, creating a powerful portrait of beauty, sexuality, wildness and longing.

Melita Jurisic (The House of the Bernarda Alba) takes on the role of the irrepressible Mae West, with Diana Glenn (The Slap) as Diane Arbus in this World Premiere production, directed by MTC’s 2018 Helpmann Award-winning Associate Director Sarah Goodes (The Children).

Performing daily except Sundays.

Facilities

Art & Culture Bar Cafe Disabled access available Family Friendly Free Wifi Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet

Event Times

22 Feb 2019 to 30 Mar 2019

Daily Event

Venue

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3000

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