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"This household is ready to combust... Go see it"- Weekend Notes

"The APC remains an indie theatre to watch"- The Age

An explosive, dark-comedic drama about three generations of an Italian-American family preparing for the death of their matriarch, Anthropocene Play Company now brings Melbourne audiences the world premiere of 7 Captiva Road.

A loud and brash family with a dark sense of humour, they are a group that delight in "breaking each other’s balls", but with the death of their beloved Nonna tensions rise and long-held secrets spill out. Some relationships, if they survive, will never be the same.

Set in New England, 2004, 7 Captiva Road is a riveting tale of generational violence, denial, and abuse. Written by executive producer and writer Andrea Ciannavei (Mayans M.C, Borgia and upcoming Netflix drama The Corps), it was first developed at Labyrinth Theatre Company New York under Artistic Director Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Marking Anthropocene Play Company’s first collaboration with an international playwright, their latest production brings together a superb cast of actors from the Anthropocene Play Company ensemble under the masterful direction of Cathy Hunt (Little Brother, Big Sister, What Every Girl Should Know, Her Father’s Daughter).

This production is proudly presented by the Stonnington Council and Bunjil Place’s New Ground Commission Program.


Written by Andrea Ciannavei
Directed by Cathy Hunt
Performed by Mikhaela Ebony, Pia O’Meadhra, Helen Doig, Clare Larman, Bronwen Coleman, Sebastian Gunner, Tim Clareke, Ani Priyo and Max Garcia-Underwood
Lighting Design by Tom Vulcan
Costume Design by Jessamine Moffett

Set Design by Isabella Edwards

Sound design by Jess Keeffe

Operator Lara Gabor

Produced by Mikhaela Ebony, and Bronwen Coleman for the Anthropocene Play Company
Promotional Images by Greg Elms

21 February to 3 March 2024 at Chapel Off Chapel - this play has now closed.

Image by Greg Elms

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