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Savages by Patricia Cornelius


THEMES: Pack Mentality, Mateship, Masculinity and Misogyny
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
CAST SIZE: 3 – 4 Cast Members

“I rate it as her finest play to date… ‘Savages’ isn’t just a remarkable piece of writing, it’s a powerful piece of theatre at…


Synopsis: The dark side of mateship

Multi award-winning playwright Patricia Cornelius has created a dynamic new Australian play — Savages — which takes a tough look at masculinity and misogyny amongst a pack of ordinary young men.

Premiering at fortyfivedownstairs, Savages is a cautionary tale about a group of men who don’t really know themselves or what they can become.

Four friends embark on the holiday of a life time – but their excitement is soured by anger, bitterness and the disappointment of their own lives … as the pack forms, the dark side of mateship takes over.

With Savages, Patricia Cornelius frankly confronts the realities and nuances of contemporary life with engaging characters and poetic text.

Production History

The premiere season of Savages was produced and presented by fortyfivedownstairs and supported by Arts Victoria, Sunraysia Foundation, Hartline Foundation, Besen Family Foundation and Yarra Trams. The production opened on August 16, 2013.

ISBN: 978 1 921390 86 9

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm

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