Written, performed and designed by Brian Lipson. Antechamber Productions. Arts House, North Melbourne. 10 – 22 November 2015.
Early evening sunlight floods a large bare room in North Melbourne’s Arts House – no lighting grid above – it’s as if to say, ‘no artifice here’. As if. Brian Lipson enters in an arresting, intriguing costume – half man, half woman, but far more detailed than merely that. A crown, a school blazer, a string of pearls, half an Elizabethan ruff, a 50s schoolbag, a sword. One (rather shapely) leg in pantaloons and hose and a black high heel pump, the other in jeans and a heavy work boot. As the light fades to dim during the