One Year Lease Presents the World Premiere of The Killing Room by Daniel Keene, one of Australia’s Most Popular Playwrights. Inspired by the Ancient Story Of Thyestes, The Killing Room was Commissioned by the Company and will be Directed by Nick Flint, with one of the lead roles will be played by Australian actor Christopher Baker.
Impossibly ancient, shrunken, and constantly bickering, twin brothers Cy and Ed, perpetuate their existence through blood transfusions and organ transplants. As young men, their greed was so insatiable and their capacity for brutality so great, they destroyed an entire civilization. They left nothing behind but the people who care for them: a doctor, a nurse, their wives. They still control the universe, or what is left of it, until their long-dead children reappear…
Thursday 10 March – Saturday 2 April 2011
Wednesday–Saturday at 8:00pm, Sundays at 3.00pm
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Part ancient tragedy, part psychological thriller, and part absurd farce, The Killing Room explores what the human cycles of greed and violence would look like in their last iteration – at the very end of time.