Collaboration between performer Linda Catalano and director Penelope Bartlau. Barking Spider Visual Theatre at the Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival. Northcote Town Hall, West Wing, Northcote (VIC). 13 – 17 May 2015
The stage is an Italian kitchen – but one in the suburbs of Melbourne rather than Calabria. Drying herbs and salamis hang from the overhead drying frame. A big pot of sugo (sauce) stands ready. Piles of tomatoes, an aubergine, some zucchini. A big lump of pasta dough waits to be rolled out. The audience sits at big wooden tables – each table equipped with its own pasta dough, a board, flour, a stick rolling pin, bunches of parsley, bottles of wine and cutlery in a box.