The Mount Players took out the Victorian Drama Leagues best production of 2019 at the annual awards evening in November with their portrayal of ‘Twelve Angry Men’. ‘Switzerland’ is the first production at The Mountview Theatre for 2020 and is the VDL entry for 2020.
Written by Australian playwright Joanna Murray Smith, Switzerland is a two-hander metaphysical thriller set in the secluded home of Patricia Highsmith, famous author of the Tom Ripley novels. When meek and mild Edward Ridgeway is sent by Highsmith’s publisher to coax a new Ripley novel out of her, Patricia takes him in in spite of her usual reservations. As the two of them begin to flesh out the new book a power struggle plays out between them.