Date & Time

Wed 14 Apr – Sat 17 Apr 2021


Flexible Performance Space,
Block F Level 1 #F102,
LASALLE's McNally Campus


Strictly by invitation only.


The LASALLE Show, Theatre

Director: Daniel Jenkins
Playwright: Mike Bartlett; adapted from Maxim Gorky’s play Vassa (1911)

The play is set in the home of a wealthy Russian merchant 25 years before the revolution in 1917. A black comedy taking place in domestic environs, the play explores unchecked greed in the context of a family jockeying to become the heir of a dying patriarch. The titular character is the master of the family in her husband's absence, as he is terminally ill and deteriorating out of sight. The play is a mix of comedy and conniving cunning, especially demonstrated by Vassa, who is driven to comic extremes to get what she wants. Bartlett's dark adaptation of Maxim Gorky's 19th century tragicomedy is as smart as it is poignant yet as silly as it can engender pathos.

Download the programme booklet.



This event is part of The LASALLE Show 2021, an annual graduation showcase of contemporary arts, design and performance.
See event guide for full listings.