Inspired by the mythological fable of Hercules stealing Diana's favourite deer, DEANA VP (Vice President) whisks you into a busy pocket of Melbourne’s high flyers living in a hypothetical Australian Republic.
Opening with a quick snippet over a few thousand years ago, in Imperial Rome, DEANA VP is the tale of a modern dysfunctional group of people confronting an age-old conundrum: the dichotomies between genders and sex & power.
Passionate and funny, alternating between humour and suspense, DEANA VP dares to expose the common "behind-the-scene" fierce playing-out of political power at the highest levels, of unscrupulous individuals conspiring and engaging for supremacy and personal gaining.
Jupiter (Australia Republic's first President) gives Ercole (Hercules} the task to infiltrate Latona's family (Leto) and steal Deana's heart by marrying her, with the aim of repossessing the usage rights of a huge NLG gas deposit in Western Australia.
Ercole, disguised as his brother Fliko (Iphicles), befriends Deana's gay twin brother Polo (Apollo) and is invited to stay at the family mansion in Toorak, where Deana's best friend Aphro (Aphrodite), a sex therapist and TV raising star, is also a guest.
The undercover plan is suddenly compromised by Latona's surprise revelation of Jupiter's best kept secret, as the situation gets quickly out of hand, with an unexpected twist at the end of the second act.
Playwright Pasquale M Palmieri & Director Izeqiel McCoy pondering
Director Izeqiel McCoy getting ready to start boot camp
Ize's applying his "Character Lobotomy" technique
Shirley, Lana and Claudia waiting for their turn
Ize's "CL" technique worked miracles with Shirley
Shirley encouraging a worried Troy about Ize's "CL" technique
Angie caught by Ize lurking in the dark... no place to hide
Claudia supporting Lana about to receive Ize's acting directions
Full cast at lunch-break (Sorry, no money for catering)
Ize begging choreographers Camilla and William to let him dance
Ize as happy as Larry, finally allowed to dance
(By the way, who's Larry?)
Premiere night... let the show begin!
Claudia instructing naive Lana about men's member sizes
Funny Shirley at work
Dramatic Shirley at work
The girls giggling in Deana's room
The boys giggling in Polo's room
Is Angie going to kiss Troy?
Yup... he sure did!
Sexy Claudia playing Aphrodite
Lana and Angie... family portrait
Deana VP's extremely elaborated set design
I'll have what she's having...
Oh no! The show is going to end soon
It's over... Deana VP last performance at Chapel Off Chapel...