Jumpy
  
Jumpy
Melville Theatre
Melville Theatre
17 Nov 2017 to 2 Dec 2017
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Tickets - Tickets are $20, $15 concession book on 9330 4565 or at www.meltheco.org.au
Duration - 120 mins
Restrictions/Warnings
Coarse language
Adult themes



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Synopsis
THE perils of growing up and growing old are being explored in a frank and funny family drama at Melville Theatre this November and December.

Written by April de Angelis and directed by Miles Openshaw, Jumpy focuses on 50-year-old Hilary who is in an unexciting marriage, faces redundancy at work and has a volatile relationship with her rebellious teenage daughter.

When Hilary discovers her daughter is pregnant, she embarks on a journey for self-understanding – with surprising and comical results.

“The thing I really like about this play is how it focuses on the ordinariness of life,” Openshaw said.

“It looks at the conflict of generational ideas and makes us examine how we navigate through family crises while still retaining a level of intimacy and love.

“Through Hilary, we see how difficult it is to let go of the roles that have become so much a part of her identity while she tries to find a new role in a society that worships youthfulness.” 

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