Penrith residents will get the chance to experience a performance by one of Australia’s iconic outdoor theatre companies next month.
Award-winning company Strange Fruit will perform its centrepiece work, The Spheres, as part of the REAL Festival on the banks of the Nepean River on November 3 and 4.
Strange Fruit creative director, Phillip Gleeson, said he was looking forward to bringing the work to western Sydney.
“Having grown up in the western suburbs of Sydney at Green Valley I personally look forward to presenting our first ever Strange Fruit performance west of the Sydney CBD,” he said.
“The general public of Penrith, and their welcome guests, will be transformed and hypnotised by our unique brand of theatre; watch as performers bend and sway to impossible angles engaging the audience in absolute fascination. I hope to see you all there.”
The Spheres is described as taking audiences on a “whimsical and poetic journey through the cosmos”.
“Giant sculptural orbs, illuminated by an ever shifting kaleidoscope of colours give way to a world of celestial wonder… The spheres transform from atom, to egg, to body to planet, taking us from the everyday to a landscape of mythical wonder.”
When The Spheres was performed in Melbourne, The Age wrote: “…everybody looks up at the human bodies swaying in huge spheres….each night their crowds have grown enormously”.
Performances of The Spheres at Tench Reserve will start at 8.30pm on Friday, November 3, and 7.45pm and 9.15pm on Saturday, November 4.
For more details about Penrith’s second REAL Festival visit: www.realfestival.com.au.