Ensemble Theatre to Present ‘Master Class’

By David Salazar

Sydney-based Ensemble Theatre is set to present Terrence McNally’s “Master Class” this June.

The showcase, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m., will be directed by Liesel Badorrek and features Maria Alfonsine, Damian de Boos-Smith, Elisa Colla, Lucia Mastrantone, Bridget Patterson, and Matthew Reardon.

“In ‘Master Class we find a brittle and fragile woman struggling to understand what is left of life when the career for which she has sacrificed everything, is coming to an end. ‘Ho dato tutti a te.’ I gave everything to you,” says Badorrek in her Director Notes. “To explore a life and psyche shaped by music and drama, it seemed appropriate to embrace live music in order to feel the immediate and visceral connection to the opera of Maria Callas’ life. Many thanks to our extraordinary cast, crew, composers and creatives.”

Previews begin on June 14 with the play opening on the 19th and running through July 20, 2024. There will be Q & A sessions following some performances as well as audio-descriptions for others. There will also be a free teen night on July 17, 2024.

Check out the trailer below.