The Melbourne Theatre Company are swinging into the second half of their 2012 season, and there are some gems awaiting. The Australian premiere of His Girl Friday on August 11, is one to keep an eye on. Playwright John Guare skillfully merges the original play, The Front Page, and the screen version into this modern day performance. Staring on stage will be Philip Quast and Pamela Rabe in this sly, cynical satire of tabloid journalism.
The play will tell the story of Hildy Johnson, an ace reporter who has had it with the sleazey Chicago newspaper industry. Midnight on a train heading east, Hildy finds the juiciest scoop of the year sitting right in her lap. His Girl Friday will tell the story of what is to come for Hildy Johnson.