On edge with rooftop tragifarce

Elizabeth O'Callaghan and Kristof Kaczmarek play She and He in The Suicide of Solitude. 123814 Picture: JESSE GRAHAM


EXIT Theatre’s latest production is rolling on until next month, and the Mail has three double passes to give away to Friday night’s show.
The Suicide of Solitude, a “tragifarce” production, is currently being performed by the local theatre troupe at Rochford Winery in Healesville.
Set on a rooftop in the middle of the night, the main characters – He and She (played by Kristof Kaczmarek and Elizabeth O’Callaghan – meet after She stands on the ledge of the roof, and contemplates ending her life.
The two discuss suicide, love, deception and a range of other subjects, as the audience slowly watches their stories develop and their backgrounds come into the light.
The pair are watched by two cats, played by Dawid Kaczmarek and Suhasini Seelin, who also contemplate the motives of the characters and speculate on what is yet to occur.
All is not how it seems, however, and there is a final twist – and a jump – that many won’t see coming.
The Suicide of Solitude opened on 11 July, and performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from 7.30pm and on Sundays from 5pm until 3 August.
Two matinee performances will also be held on Saturday 26 July and 2 August from 2pm.
Tickets are $30, $25 for concession-holders and $20 for students, and bookings of more than five can get a discounted ticket price of $25.
For more information on the play, or to book tickets for a performance, visit www.theatreexit.wix.com/theatre-exit, or call Beata Kaczmarek on 0431 875 755.
The Mail has three double passes to give away to Friday 25 July’s performance of the Suicide of Solitude, which begins at Rochford Winery at 7.30pm.
To be in the draw, visit www.facebook.com/MailNewspaperGroup and like, share and comment on the relevant post.
Winners will be drawn at 5pm on Thursday 24 July. Good luck!