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The Testament of Mary

Melbourne

  • A close up of a woman wearing a crown of sticks with her hand, palm facing outward over her mouth
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113 Sturt Street, Southbank, Victoria, 3006

Years after the crucifixion, young men are hounding the mother of Jesus. The disciples want her to endorse the story they are constructing about her son. They say her son is the son of God.She says it is all a lie.

Years after the crucifixion, young men are hounding the mother of Jesus. The disciples want her to endorse the story they are constructing about her son. They say her son is the son of God.

She says it is all a lie.

Rejected by the authors of the Gospel, Mary tells the story that no one wants to write. This Mary is unrecognisable from the meek, obedient woman of scripture, painting and sculpture. She is angry, sharp-witted and dares to speak a dangerous truth. She is a mother who could not save her son from fanaticism and manipulation, who could not save him from his death upon the cross.

Pamela Rabe returns to Malthouse Theatre to give a voice to one of the world’s greatest and most silenced icons in a soaring production that unpicks the stories at the foundation of Western religion. Mary invites the audience to join in her defiance, to examine how myths are made, and to question who has the power to tell them. The Virgin Mary returns to what she always was: A mother, traumatised by the loss of her son. She is all the more transcendent for that.

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Cost

Entry cost ($): $35.00 - $69.00

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Café
  • Public toilet

Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times