Funny thing about game of property


Emilia Stubbs Grigoriou.

Story appeared in: Inner West Times | September 13th, 2017



CROYDON Park resident Emilia Stubbs Grigoriou will be performing in the upcoming world premiere of 'Monopoly', a new comedy about friends, money and Sydney's obsession with real estate.
The new comedy by award-winning playwright Steven Hopley, examines the difficulties for millenials trying to survive in the Sydney property market.
Dealing with subjects like friends and money, class and inequality, self-interest and Sydney's obsession with real estate, this world premiere will pit the city's stratified suburbs against each other by undertaking a mini-tour of 'Sydney's Monopoly board', with performances in the Inner West, North Shore, South West and Eastern Suburbs.
Emilia plays Jennifer, the working class hero, who finds herself knee deep in a game she can't afford to play.
"It's a really, really fun script," Emilia says.
"The audience will get a lot out of it as it's a great commentary on the Sydney housing market and how that is creating a class battle, with many facing a future of never being able to afford to buy a property.
"It's also a game of Monopoly which everyone will find relatable."
Producers Alison Lee Rubie and Steven Hopley, of Hot Room Theatre Group, started the company to provide opportunities for actors who don't normally receive roles because of their race, look or socio-economic background.
Catch Monopoly at the Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton Street, Petersham, on October 12 and 13, from 8pm, and at Horizon Theatre, Cnr King Georges and Canterbury Roads, Wiley Park, on October 14 and 15 from 2pm.
All tickets $25. Bookings: ticketebo.com.au



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Publication: Inner West Times | Section: News | Author: Cindy Lynch | Story ID: 131132 | Viewcount: 5752

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