Event The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin
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Venue Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 16 June 1994
Opening Date 16 June 1994
Last Date 23 July 1994
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description A speech therapist transvestite hounded by an intolerant Melbourne community in the years following 1976. This play draws the audience into the world of the eccentric elocution teacher as he meets a parade of mumblers, stutterers and lispers. The arrival of Benjamin Franklin lights the fuse that could blow his world apart.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Monodrama
Black Comedy
Subjects Discrimination
Homosexuality
Teachers
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Bob Hornery Actor
Victoria Knight Assistant Stage Manager
Ross Skiffington Consultant Magic
Richard Jeziorny Designer
Janis Balodis Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Richard Johnstone Lighting Operator
Steve J Spears Playwright
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Kerry Saxby Sound Designer
Andrew Barker Stage Manager
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record June 1994
Cast List MTC Records
Data Reviewed By Geoffrey Milne (GeoffreyMilne) on 16 April 2012
Event Identifier 24833