Fly On The Wall Theatre presents the world premiere of Teleny based on the anonymous pornographic novel from the late 19th century rumoured to have been written by Oscar Wilde and his circle of friends.
Adapted as a stage play by Barry Lowe, Teleny tells the story of Camille de Grieux, a rich young gentleman in 1920s Paris who falls in love with the handsome and mesmerizing foreign pianist René Teleny. While Teleny performs on stage the two men discover they share a psychic link in the form of an erotic vision.
In this newfound happiness Camille tries to forget that Teleny owes much of his success to the generosity of the women who desire him, but when Camille’s own mother seeks to pay the pianist’s debts in exchange for sexual favors all three risk an exposure that could lead to shame, ruin and imprisonment.
Barry Lowe is an acclaimed Australian playwright and fiction writer whose credits include: Homme Fatale, Relative Merits, The Barricade, Dragon Fly, Dutch Courage, Tokyo Rose, Seeing Things and The Death Of Peter Pan.
Director: Robert Chuter Featuring: Tom Byers, Jackson Raine, Frederique Fouche, David Macrae, Mark Opitz, Christopher Pender, Jonathan Duffy, Daniel Hill, Scott Mooney, Ava Amedi, Dushan Philips, Timothy Hare, Rhys Parnell, Matthew Dorning, Maud Leger Adaptation: Barry Lowe Composer: Andrew Bishop Set & Lighting Design: Rob Sowinski Choreographer: Stephen Agisilaou Stage Manager: Hayley Sorel
Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Season: 29 May – 15 June 2014
Bookings: (03) 8290 7000 or online at: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au
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Image: by Jacqueline Barkla