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World Premiere: The Ajoona Guest House

Posted on: Fri 19 Nov 2021

“There is a finality to it, there is something that sits in your gut about life, and that is what I wanted to achieve with it.”

Stephen House

The final play in a trilogy of stand-alone monologues exploring the dark corners of big cities will emerge on stage, bringing the culmination of a ten-year journey full circle.

Adelaide playwright, poet and performer, Stephen House, is set to open doors on a dangerously beautiful hidden New Delhi world with his recent work and world premiere of The Ajoona Guest House, following 2018’s Almost Face to Face and 2010’s Appalling Behaviour.

Written by Stephen on an Asialink India literature residency, and directed by Rosalba Clemente, the monologue brings together the perceptive and powerful experiences of traversing India through the stories of a guest house and the characters within.

Stephen joined Festival City’s Emma Wotzke, to share further insight into The Ajoona Guest House and also reflect on the compelling journey of exploring dark corners in big cities through both travel and stage performance.

Performed at The Bakehouse Theatre

Produced by Emma Wotzke

Image supplied by Stephen House

Originally aired 12 November

Festival City

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