ABOUT LOVE EQUALS:
23rd - 26th 2007
14 Acland Street St. Kilda
A: $25 C: $22
Featuring: Sally Bourne, Kristin Keam, Amanda Levy and Wendy Stapleton
Director: Nic Clark
Musical Director: Sue Goessling
"It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in
Four remarkable women mathematicians Hypatia,
Emilie du Chatelet, Ada Byron Lovelace and Sonya Kovalevskya
- come together in a spirited musical exploration and celebration of their
passions, ideas, achievements and personal perspectives.
Details of their extraordinary lives are revealed as
they take opposing views about the question central to the drama: can one
predict life using mathematics?
EQUALS is the
first collaboration between writer/composer Craig Christie and
actor/singer Kristin Keam. The pair first met when Kristin played
the lead role of Irene B in Craig’s show Water Into Wine, which was
performed as part of the Magnormos Music Theatre Readings Program in 2004.
Kristin toured Australia in 2005 with the Malthouse production of Minefields
and Miniskirts, she sang one of Craig’s songs at OzMade Musicals 2005.
Noticing the lack of female writers on the bill, Craig decided to seek
collaboration on an idea for a musical about 4 women mathematicians, and LOVE
between Craig’s international work engaging communities using musical theatre,
production duties on Eurobeat and touring his educational shows in
Australia and Singapore, and Kristin’s work with tertiary students at VCA,
Ballarat University and
Hill Institute, they wrote a play about life, love, and 4 extraordinary women.
EQUALS was debuted
at OZMADE MUSICALS 2006, and had its world premiere as the launch of the
new Magnormos Prompt Musicals program.
Equals will be published by Hal Leonard Australia.
Love Equals Logo: Lauren Elise
Prompt Musicals Logo: Lauren Elise
Photography: Sebastien Arnold
Featuring: Sally Bourne, Kristin Keam, Amanda Levy and Wendy Stapleton.