Fefu And Her Friends

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 to Saturday, 1 December 2018

Fefu and Her Friends  is an Off-Broadway favourite, winning the writer Maria Irene Fornes one of her  six Obie Awards. 

With true appreciation of this innovative writing, Director Joh Hartog gives it an equally extraordinary airing at the Bakehouse Theatre.  He has decided to use every single one of the rooms at the Bakehouse.  You will be guided through the Mainstage Theatre, Studio Theatre, two foyers and even our kitchen, variously representing  Fefu’s lounge room, garden, kitchen, bedroom and library.  This is the Bakehouse behind the scenes as you have never seen it before!  (and probably won't see it again)
Join the tour to watch -   “One of the most powerful plays written about the mysteries and shared hallucinations of the female experience” – LA Weekly

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the extraordinary use of different rooms at the Bakehouse, the capacity for this show is 50 only.  So you WILL need to book to get a seat!

It is around 1935 in South Australia. Women have long since been given the vote and they are allowed to sit in parliament.   But it takes more than that to enable women to inhabit an emancipated position in the world.
 In Fefu and her Friends eight women meet in Fefu’s house to make final arrangements for a fundraiser about education.  They talk about their lives and examine their limited development in a world largely ruled by men.
This sensitive, wise, but above all sparkling and life affirming play portrays a time between the first suffragettes and the fully fledged feminism of the seventies.  It gives us eight fairly ordinary, but fascinating women who are all trying to develop an enhanced place in the world for themselves beyond what is regarded as the norm.
Fefu in particular is ready to break some boundaries, but is fearful of the consequences. What is she willing to lose to achieve a change? 

Wheelchair users please NOTE:  While the main stages are wheelchair accessible, one of the rooms used in this show is NOT.   Unfortunately persons in a wheelchair will have their experience compromised.

"Eight very fine women actors take to the stages of the Bakehouse, bringing an excellent ensemble to an enigmatic and mesmerising play.....this not a drawing room comedy of explicit intent, but another and magical encounter....richness and subtlety make this an impressive and memorable evening in Fefu’s house."
Ewart Shaw - Broadway World
"For those who enjoy innovative and thought provoking theatre that celebrates powerful and strong women, then "Fefu and Her Friends" is definitely an evening of theatre that you will remember for some time."
Luke Wagner - Adelaide Theatre Guide
"If you seek a theatrical journey that is unusual and ambitious, then this is the show to choose... you’re unlikely to forget the experience in a hurry., this makes Fefu a production that the adventurous will want to prioritise"
Anthony Vawser - Stage Whispers


Adults $30, Conc $25, Fringe Members $25, Groups (6+) $25, Previews $20
1 hour 45 mins including interval

Written by: Maria Irene Fornes
 Directed by: Joh Hartog
Featuring:   Krystal Brock,Stefanie Rossi, Lisa K Lanzi, Carol Lawton, Mikayla Lynch, Josephine Pugh,  Rahimah Russell,  Amanda Phillips.
Lighting and Audio Designer : Stephen Dean
Costumes: Stephanie Clapp, Christopher James.
Set design: Tammy Boden
Dramaturgy: Maggie Ivanova
Production and Stage Manager: Lauren Taylor

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 8:00pm
Opening night: 
Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, 23 November 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 24 November 2018 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 1 December 2018 - 8:00pm

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