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A Quarreling Pair

A Quarreling Pair
Aphids presents

A Quarreling Pair

A triptych of miniature puppet plays for adults.

"... the tiny, intimate A Quarrelling Pair by Aphids was a quiet revelation with its shifting weave of human and puppet, voice and soundscore." Realtime

A Quarreling Pair is an intriguing program of three miniature puppet plays inspired by the work of the same name by American avantgarde writer Jane Bowles.

Jane Bowles' A Quarreling Pair is an intense study of the desire to feel both safe and free in our most precious relationships. Charged with Bowles' unique blend of comedy and dark candour this play, is juxtaposed with two new works that elaborate on her ambivalent imagery. Each was written for two sister characters. In Mr Peterson's Milk by Lally Katz, the sisters are fearlessly together, sharing a surreal adventure inside the milkman's brain. And When They Were Good by Cynthia Troup finds the sisters restless, inhabiting an old fairytale.

A Quarreling Pair vividly combines object theatre, live actors, puppets and music. Witness three touching short stories brought to life on stage at the hands of actor Caroline Lee and puppeteer Sarah Kriegler.

Margaret Cameron, Lally Katz, Sarah Kriegler, Caroline Lee, Amelia Roper, Cynthia Troup, Jethro Woodward & David Young.
With music by Paul Bowles.


FIRST PERFORMED at La Mama Theatre as part of the 2004 Melbourne International Arts Festival.

2005 One Van International Puppet Festival, Blue Mountains
2006 Castlemaine State Festival
2006 Malthouse Theatre
2009 La Mama E.T.C. Puppet Festival, New York
2011 Festival dei Mondi, Rome

Supported by Arts Victoria, the City of Melbourne and Madfish Fine Wine.
Photo by Yatzek

Script available for purchase at online shop.