Melbourne Theatre Company congratulates Jacki Weaver on today's Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Silver Linings Playbook. Melbourne audiences will be in for a treat when Australia welcomes Jacki Weaver back in June for her only stage appearance in 2013 for MTC's Solomon and Marion.
MTC Artistic Director Brett Sheehy said 'We're thrilled for Jacki that she's received her second Oscar nomination in just three years, and we're absolutely delighted to welcome her back to the Australian stage for Solomon and Marion, an award-winning South African play by Lara Foot. In programming our 2013 Season I asked Jacki what role she was most passionate about performing, and after seeing Solomon and Marion in Cape Town she chose it, saying that the play was "very close to her heart"'.
Solomon and Marion is a story of the unlikely bond and relationship that develops between two people. Jacki Weaver plays Marion, a South African woman living in a remote village until one day a young man appears delivering a message he has secretly carried for years. Is this the intruder she's been dreading or will Solomon be her saviour?
This Australian premiere of Solomon and Marion directed by Pamela Rabe also stars Pacharo Mzembe and is a brilliant two-hander which won the 2011 Fleur du Cap Award for Best New South African Play.
Solomon and Marion
Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio
Season dates: 7 June to 20 July 2013
Opening night: Wednesday 12 June 2013 at 8pm
Bookings: Southbank Theatre Box Office 03 8688 0800 or mtc.com.au; Arts Centre Melbourne 1300 182 183 or artscentremelbourne.com.au