Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 03 November - 05 November 2022
Category Theatre

Riverside Theatres Presents
A Sydney Theatre Company and State Theatre Company South Australia Production
By Angela Betzien
Directed by Jessica Arthur

Played by the fantastic Catherine McClements, Pat is a jaded, stalwart primary school teacher who isn’t afraid to voice her opinions: all kids are terrors, the school’s a zoo and her colleagues are nitwits. Enter Anna, played by Stephanie Somerville, who is bright-eyed, idealistic and just out of university. Anna’s going to change the world, one gold star at a time.

As you might suspect, these two don’t quite see eye to eye. In a hilarious new black comedy from the brilliant mind of Angela Betzien, audiences will get a sneak peek into one of society’s biggest mysteries: the teachers’ staff room.

STC Resident Director Jessica Arthur leads the cast, also featuring Ezra Juanta, Michelle Ny, and Nathan O’Keefe. This standout production will be a laugh-a-minute tribute to one of our noblest and most underappreciated professions and an irreverent jab at privatisation, bureaucracy and workplace culture.

A mashup of The Office and Teachers, Chalkface is the rowdy tale of two teachers who must put their differences aside to stand up for what’s right – even if it means throwing out the rule book altogether.

Performance Warnings
This performance contains coarse language and smoke haze.

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By Angela Betzien
Directed by Jessica Arthur
Designer Ailsa Paterson
Lighting Designer Mark Shelton
Composer & Sound Designer Jessica Dunn

Ezra Juanta
Catherine McClements
Michelle Ny
Nathan O’Keefe
Stephanie Somerville

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Dates and Times:

Thursday 3 November 2022 at 7:30pm
Friday 4 November 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday 5 November 2022 at 2pm
Saturday 5 November 2022 at 7:30pm


1 hour and 45 minutes

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B Reserve $54 - $59
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