SLY RAT THEATRE Co. in conjunction with THE BUTTERFLY CLUB presents



SLY RAT THEATRE CO. brings blood, sex and shoot-outsto THE BUTTERFLY CLUB this June with PLUCK!

Season: June 30 – July 5


"From the get-go, the production is a winner. The best I’ve seen in a long time. Not only is the stage play laugh out loud funny and highly relevant, but beautifully executed by McCall’s talented troupe of actors."

Desktop Mag

"Director Alan Chambers has succeeded in delivering an utterly entertaining production that will leave you laughing throughout the entire thing and chattering for hours afterwards about it to a friend."

Pop Culture-Y

"his humour is pitched at a level that had everyone in the audience laughing along: men and women, young and old."

Theatre People

SLY RAT THEATRE CO. is excited to announce that its first production of 2015 is Steve McCall’s biting black comedy, PLUCK! In association with THE BUTTERFLY CLUB, Melbourne, the SLY RAT THEATRE team are bringing their unique brand of pitch black comedy and melodrama to The Butterfly Club stage this June.

Starring acclaimed actor BRENDAN EWING as Dr. Pluck. He will be joined onstage by a group of Melbourne’s finest up and coming actors. He is joined by TODD LEVI, recently seen onstage at the La Mama Courthouse and on TV screens in the ABC’s acclaimed production of Parer’s War (2014). Todd’s playing Pluck’s noble adversary – the nefarious police officer, Wyatt.

Alongside this dastardly duo is MICHAELA BEDEL (National Theatre Drama School), WALTER HANNA (LASALLE College of the Arts), and LEE QUEK (NICA) in this bombastic comedy, directed by NIDA graduate ALAN CHAMBERS.

Following SLY RAT’S critically acclaimed production of Andy Harmsen’s DOOMSDAY DEVICES (2014), PLUCK! is the story of psychologist, Jeremy Pluck (Brendan Ewing). Pluck is trying to get his marriage back on track. Unfortunately, he’s failing miserably.

One night Pluck and his wife, Daphne, are trying to rekindle their passion. They take a romantic stroll through the park at midnight. Things take a nefarious turn when a misspent youth mugs them, nabbing Daphne’s heirloom necklace.

Now Daphne thinks Pluck is a flat-out wuss. She wants her necklace back. She wants a mean-looking dog. She wants a state-of-the-art security system for their bourgeois, suburban fortress. However, Pluck reckons he can satisfy her with his big, black gun. At the end of the day, Daphne just wants to feel safe again.

Nominated for the ARTRAGE Theatre Award WA 2013, PLUCK! is a ferocious one-act play that grapples head-on with love, lust, God, and what (if anything) it means to be a man. Blood, sex and shoot-outs that would make Sergio Leone blush, Pluck is dripping with enough Biblical fervour to fill the Book of Revelations.

‘It’s going to be a fun night out. Laughs, a bit of blood … It’s a tale about a couple who reignite their passion for each other through blood and gore. What’s not to love? It’s also being told by a group of Melbourne’s finest actors’. Says director ALAN CHAMBERS.

PLUCK! is set to continue SLY RAT THEATRE’S strange and heady concoction of comedy and edge. The company has made an exciting name for itself over the last couple of years. PLUCK! is set to blow that out of the water!

PLUCK! opens Tuesday June 30th and runs until Sunday July 5th at The Butterfly Club, Melbourne. Performances at 8:00pm (30th, 1st & 5th) and 9:00 (July 2nd, 3rd & 4th).

Directed by Alan Chambers
Written by Steve McCall
Produced by Alan Chambers & Andy Harmsen
LX & Design by Wally Eastland
Sound Design & Composition by Andy Harmsen
Costumes by Valentina Serebrennikova

Set Construction & Props by Trevor Chambers
Publicity by Kris Weber
Photography by Madz Rehorek
Graphic Design by Ailish Lydon

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