Undercoat: A Parafoxical Tale

There's Always Something Happening...

Event Date: 
7 June 2017 to 18 June 2017
Author / Presenters: 
La Mama Theatre

Inspired by Nicolai Gogol’s story The Overcoat, and Teolinda Gersão’s story The Red Fox Fur Coat. In Gersão’s fable, a ‘humble bank clerk’ pays for a gorgeous fur coat in instalments, and finds herself transforming. Wearing the coat at last, she drives away from the city, and makes her first leap as a wild animal ‘into the depths of the forest’.

But what happens to this creature if her first, joyous leap is thwarted?

A supernatural tale of encounter with the Australian wilderness, in which the remnant wilderness ‘answers back’ as a provocative chorus of three red foxes.

Undercoat celebrates the splendid versatility of the earth’s most widespread wild carnivore — and the shape-shifting powers of language at large.