• 2011 SEASON
  • 28 Apr - 29 May 2011
  • $27 - $37

I Only Came to Use the Phone

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Full of beautiful, humorous, magic and tragic moments, this psychological thriller exposes a calculated and unforgiving society. 

Set in the twilight years of Franco’s Spain, I Only Came to Use the Phone follows the journey of Maria whose car breaks down on a lonely stretch of road on the way to Barcelona. She tries hitching a ride but no one stops for her. Finally, a ramshackle bus full of women pulls up and takes her aboard. What follows is the stuff of nightmares.

 

Weaving her unique expression of magical realism, director Netta Yashchin beautifully unravels this exquisite story. Thirty-six enchanting characters are seamlessly interlaced by a cast of six, who charm us with the effortless beauty of Marquez’s language.

With Flamenco guitarist, Damian Wright performing live throughout each show, a stunning musical score is created.

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I Only Came to Use the Phone

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

CREATIVES

Director Netta Yashchin
Production Designer Charlotte Lane
Lighting Designer Rachel Smith
Flamenco Guitarist Damian Wright

CAST

Julia Billington
David Hansen
Annabelle Stephenson
Dorje Swallow
Anthony Taufa
Netta Yashchin

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I Only Came to Use the Phone

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

'The Yashchin Ensemble’s theatre work explores a poetic logic, in a full blooded style where restraint is shown only nano-seconds before the fall…'
Real Time

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I Only Came to Use the Phone

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Previews: 28 April – 1 May 2011
Season: 4 – 29 May 2011

Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm
Sundays at 5pm
Matinees Saturday 14, 21 & 28 May at 3pm

TICKETS

Adult $37
Concession $32
Previews $27
Groups of 10+ $30

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