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A Tribute of Sorts by Benjamin Schostakowski

sub1 THEMES: Performance, Awkwardness and The Macabre
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
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CAST SIZE: 1 - 2 Cast Members
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   PLAYWRIGHT: Benjamin Schostakowski
$ 9.95
Name: A Tribute of Sorts
File Size: 1.95MB
File Name: a tribute of sorts
File Type: pdf
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Oddball teen cousins Ivan and Juniper Plank are putting together a glitzy variety show chronicling the series of extremely unfortunate events that led to the demise of 26 infants. It's a tribute ... of sorts.

Welcome to a weird, warped eisteddfod, where this endearing pair lead you on a brilliantly inventive, wickedly funny journey – in strict alphabetical order, of course – through the short lives of these doomed infants.

The gothic quirkiness of Tim Burton meets the adorable kitsch of Wes Anderson in A Tribute of Sorts. An artful, dark, morbidly funny celebration of the art of theatre itself.

Winner of 4 Matilda Awards including: Best New Australian Work, Best Independent Production, Best Male Actor (Dash Kruck) and Best Female Actor (Emily Burton).

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★★★★ ½  - Daily Review

‘Yes, congratulations are in order, because these kids were at the theatre instead of watching TV soaps, and they learned that it doesn’t always have to be well-made plays that can make our hearts soar with sheer joy’ – Daily Review

‘Shows like this make your heart sing, as they take off into new and always expanding realms, exploring what theatre can do by building on old traditions.’ - Daily Review

'Incredibly funny' - The Courier Mail 

‘Halfway between Tim Burton's most twisted excess and Wes Anderson's most peculiar indulgence. A Tribute of Sorts is Schostakowski creating the violent, surreal world of his dreams and running wild in it.’ – Australian Stage  

‘Flabbergastingly damaged and unstoppably hilarious’ – Australian Stage

‘Schostakowski is not so much interested in aping theatrical traditions as using them to fashion something new. A Tribute of Sorts is a magic box spring-loaded with surprise and awkward humour' – The Australian

‘A new generation of us wonderful mind-expanding work to marvel at’ – A Little Gossip 

'Unexpectedly endearing, wickedly funny, and pithily punchy in delivery, A Tribute of Sorts is a production that celebrates morbid humour, slick words, foxy timing and the art of theatre itself' - Arts Review


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