Summertime in the Garden of Eden

November 2013
Sisters Grimm
Theatre Works, Melbourne

Additional Seasons: Griffin Theatre, Sydney (2013)

Director: Declan Greene
Designer: Marg Horwell
Sound Designer: Russell Goldsmith
Cast : Peter Paltos, Genevieve Giuffre, Olympia Bukkakis, Agent Cleave, Bessie Holland

“the staging is punctuated by gorgeous tableaux, enhanced by Katie Sfetkidis’s lighting, that pay tribute to scenes from Gone With The Wind.” – The Guardian

Georgia. 1861. A faded Southern belle returns to the family plantation after ten years away from home. But where has she been? Why did she run? And what secrets are buried in the ol’ greenhouse?

Fantastically melodramatic, at times obscene and definitely ‘something’, Summertime in the Garden of Eden is an epic story of love, betrayal and murder in the spirit of Gone With The Wind and Jezebel.

Following its sellout debut season (in a rusted shed in Thornbury), Sisters Grimm are proud to present a reimagined version of their deeply stupid Deep South slur – first in its hometown of Melbourne, before lifting up its hoop skirts and heading up to Sydney.