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Event Series Event Series: Our Monster’s Name is Jerry

Our Monster’s Name is Jerry

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - August 3 @ 9:00 pm

$20 – $45


Theatre Works
(03) 9534 3388
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer
Content warning
implied domestic violence, homophobia, horror themes, vomit, replica dead animal
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Theatre Works
14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Melbourne, VIC 3181 Australia
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Geelong Arts Centre, Dirty Pennies Theatre Project, and Theatre Works present

Our Monster’s Name is Jerry
Written by Amy May Nunn
Directed by Alanah Guiry

Sometimes family chooses you.

Dirty Pennies Theatre Project, the acclaimed team behind Lemon Tree on Dreg Street, proudly brings Melbourne audiences a premiere gothic suburban horror this Winter. Running in partnership with the Geelong Arts Centre and Theatre Works, this new Australian work promises to be a wild ride full of spooks, heart, and slime.

Young couple Lou and Maud are broke after yet another unsuccessful round of IVF, but life takes a surprising upturn when they inherit a house from an estranged relative. However, as they strive to assimilate in their pristine new neighbourhood things start to go horribly awry because of the monster they have living inside their home. A monster named Jerry.

A fantastical genre-warping production that explores the terror of planning for the future in an increasingly frightening world, Our Monster’s Name is Jerry is a captivating new work that spotlights the monsters we wrestle with, and the lengths we’ll go to keep them at bay. Running for nine shows only this July and August, Our Monster’s Name is Jerry is an exciting addition to the 2024 ‘With Theatre Works’ season, not to be missed!

Launched in 2017, Dirty Pennies Theatre Project is a Naarm/Melbourne-based company dedicated to the fostering and development of new work with a particular focus on women, non-binary and queer voices, accessibility, and daring. Previous works include Legends or (The God Killers) (2023), Lemon Tree on Dreg Street (2023), Pramkicker (2019, 2021), They Will Know Us By Trails of Light (2021), and Rise Again (2020 – 2021).

Constantly reinvigorating and reimagining the sector by providing a hotbed for artist and audience development, Theatre Works is one of Australia’s longest-running independent theatres. They fill a vital niche in the Australian cultural landscape as an artistic home and destination for artists to collaborate and create, actively highlighted by the 12 different productions playing as a part of the 2024 ‘With Theatre Works’ programming stream.

Praise for Amy May Nunn and Dirty Pennies Theatre Project:
★★★★ ½ “The script is just so good.” – ArtsHub (Lemon Tree on Dreg Street)
“One of the most joyful and well-crafted performances I might have ever seen” – Lilithia Reviews (Lemon Tree on Dreg Street)
★★★★ “Emotionally finessed and brilliantly paced.” – Theatre People (Pramkicker)
“A rip roaring-good time” – Milk Bar Mag (Pramkicker)
“Amy May Nunn is impeccably eloquent.”- Stage Whispers (Pramkicker)

This production is proudly supported by Geelong Arts Centre and the City of Melbourne

Written by Amy May Nunn
Directed by Alanah Guiry
Assistant directed by Kimberly Summer
Performed by Lily Fish, Emma Jevons, Ursula Searle, Michelle Perera, and Meg Taranto (swing)
Produced by Danielle Goder
Sound design by Kevan Atkins
Set design by Savanna Wegman
Lighting design by Giovanna Yate Gonzalez
Dramaturgy by Jayde Kirchert
Stage managed by Jemma Law and Stephanie Lee
Publicity by Sassy Red PR

25 July – 3 August 2024
Tues – Sat 7:30pm, Sat 3 August 3pm
Opening Night: Friday 26 July
Tickets: $45 Full, $35 Concession, $28 Preview, $20 Mob tix and 20 for $20 (+ booking fee)
Bookings: www.theatreworks.org.au/2024/our-monster’s-name-is-jerry
Enquiries: (03) 9534 3388
Venue: Theatre Works – 14 Acland Street, St Kilda

Duration: 70 mins, no interval
Suitable for ages 15+
Warnings: implied domestic violence, homophobia, horror themes, vomit, replica dead animal