“Teleny”, adapted for the stage by Barry Lowe is based on the anonymous novel from the late 19th century rumored to have been written by Oscar Wilde and his circle. It tells the story of Camille de Grieux, a rich young gentleman in 19th century Paris who falls in love with the handsome and mesmerizing foreign pianist René Teleny. While Teleny performs on stage the two men discover they share a psychic link in the form of an erotic vision. In this newfound happiness Camille tries to forget that Teleny owes much of his success to the generosity of the women who desire him, but when Camille’s own mother seeks to pay the pianist’s debts in exchange for sexual favors all three risk an exposure that could lead to shame, ruin and imprisonment.
Photography type: rehearsed reading
Venue: BrightSpace Gallery, St. Kilda
Company: Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre as part of the 2010 Midsumma Festival
Director: Robert Chuter
Producer: Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre and the BrightSpace Gallery Project
Production: Barry Lowe - playwright and adaptor
Cast: Aaron J. March, Josh Farrell, Francesca Waters, Margaret Younger, Chris Gaffney, Phil Roberts, Sarah Jowett, Mark Taylor, Benjamin Byrne and Christopher Pender.