An absurdist dark comedy set in the Romanian communist regime featuring Vardos playing live onstage.
The Top Secret Violin Case' is a new original play by Sofia Chapman about an ambitious violinist in Romania during the dictator Ceausescu's communist regime. The Secret Police are gaining a toehold in the domestic sphere, examining every action of civilians and interrogating them to test their loyalties to the communist cause. An American Brad (Sasha Čuha) arrives on the scene, hoping to escape his American closet to roam free in Romania, or so he thinks. When he decides to learn Romanian folk music he must negotiate band politics and musicians' egos as well as the Secret Police who may interrogate him on other issues if they catch him...
Performance times vary. Tues 21st 8.30pm, Weds 22nd 6.30pm, Thurs 23rd 8.30pm, Fri 24th 6.30pm, Sat 25th 8.30pm, Sun 26th 4pm, 1 hour no interval
Written by Sofia Chapman
Outside eye Görkem Acaroglu
Performed by Vardos ie Alana Hunt, Sofia Chapman, Kirri Büchler, Sasha Čuha.
Lighting by Teri Steer
Tickets $20- $30