Marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the team behind last year’s critically acclaimed, sold out production of Shakespeare in Therapy returns to examine the immortal question: what hope is there for the church?
In 1517, Martin Luther allegedly nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenburg, Germany, sparking a rift in the church that has not yet fully healed. This piece of original theatre with absurdist overtones invites you to attend a service in commemoration of that event. Uninvited guests include Katarina and Martin Luther, Anne Boleyn and St Francis of Assisi. They battle wits with a present day congregation and attempt to come to terms with half a millennium of Christian ideology. Some of the issues raised around the role of women and other minorities in the church are disturbingly familiar. This is a thrilling contemporary exploration of the complex relationships between faith, piety, truth and Scripture.
“So many of the issues at stake at the time of the Reformation are disturbingly familiar to our times. I wanted to explore that in a humorous way.” -Sharmini Kumar (Writer)
Presented as part of Melbourne Fringe in September 2017.