Critical Stages presents

1 Oct 2021 to 2 Oct 2021

HOMEBODY/KABUL is the most remarkable play in a decade … without a doubt the most important of our time.” New York Observer

By special arrangement with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, Critical Stages Touring presents a livestreamed reading of Homebody/Kabul in support of two charities – Women for Afghan Women, and Mahboba’s Promise.

Presented in two parts over Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd October this rehearsed reading, directed by Chris Bendall, will reunite cast members from the award-winning Melbourne production alongside feature performances from Simon Burke (Pippin), and Geraldine Hakewill (Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries).

Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul is the story of a lonely London housewife and the far-reaching effects of her fascination with Afghanistan, set off by an outdated guidebook. Set in 1998, and written long before “September 11” and “Taliban” became part of our vocabulary, the story begins with a thrilling monologue performed by Caroline Brazier as the Homebody. After the Homebody disappears into Afghanistan, her husband and daughter desperately search for her, becoming ever more ensnared in a culture ripped apart by centuries of turmoil.

“ a sparkling web of grandiloquence woven by a spider before a storm” Cameron Woodhead, The Age



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