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Becoming the Courtesan - a remarkable seduction

Becoming the Courtesan

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Becoming the Courtesan
­ a remarkable seduction

By Jamie Burgess & Karen Anslow
Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford

10TH-17TH JANUARY 2009, 9:30pm, $18/13conc. $10 PREVIEWS 8TH & 9TH JANUARY BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce bookings: or (04) 802 4175

Spoilt rich boy Lorenzo must master his abhorrence of the fairer sex in order to produce a legitimate heir and keep his substantial inheritance, so he approaches a professional, the acclaimed Courtesan 'La Cochineal'.

In one pivotal night, can her song teach Lorenzo the skills necessary to overcome his desires towards men, or could this be the first time her voice will fail her? In a bedroom full of secrets, what terrible truths are waiting to be exposed?

Neither Lorenzo nor the Courtesan will leave the room unchanged . . . Let the remarkable seduction begin.

BECOMING THE COURTESAN is a dramatic and soaring piece of lyric theatre, which will explore why so often, the relationship between the sexes must always be defined by sex.

Jamie Burgess & Karen Anslow know something of the value of a deep friendship; after living together for seven years they should! It can take extraordinary circumstances to allow a man and a woman to have a platonic relationship of this kind, and they bring their experience to this new work. Together, they have created a night at the theatre that they have always wanted to see!


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