Hello Again

Date/Time: 25 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017

Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusa
Originally produced by Lincoln Center Theater, New York City
Directed by Tyran Parke
Musical Direction by Nigel Ubrihien
Musical Supervision by Andrew Ross

‘I’ve been looking for someone.’
‘Ain’t we all? Once you’ve finished looking outside, look within.’

Michael John LaChiusa’s celebrated musical Hello Again takes the rendezvous made famous in Arthur Schnitzler’s controversial 1897 play La Ronde, and gives them music so that they can sing and dance.

Set in New York across the entirety of the 20th century, Hello Again explores the human desire for connection.

The hypnotic musical rolls in and out of the different decades and the different love affairs of 10 characters, in a merry-go-round of sexual encounters. From the Soldier and the Prostitute to the Soldier and the Nurse, and the Nurse and the College Boy ­– each of the characters slip in and out of one another’s arms in pursuit of the same goal: to align, to fill a void, to be other than alone.

Almost 35 years since it debuted at the Lincoln Center, New York, and coinciding with the launch of the new film version, Hello Again is a poignant and funny look at loves bittersweet, elusive embrace, often revealing the chasm between love and lust.

25–28, 30–31 October, 7.45pm
27 October, 2pm
NIDA Theatres, Playhouse

Featuring NIDA final year BFA Acting, Costume, Properties and Objects, Staging, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management students, with students of the MFA Design for Performance.

Suitable for audiences aged 15+. This performance may contain haze or smoke effects, pyrotechnics, smoking, partial nudity, loud noises and adult themes.

Hello Again will be performed in one act with no interval. Running time: 100 minutes.

Wheelchair accessible.

Hello Again is playing as part of the The Paradice Family Foundation Season Student Productions October 2017.