“Steal a little and they throw you in jail, Steal a lot and they make you king” – Bob Dylan.
First performed in Southwark, London during April 2014, this realistically written, message piece has been successfully localised for a Sydney audience. This confronting new work about the absolute freedom of the individual, cleverly tells the story of disaffected youth and their struggles with their every day Sydney life, and this drama follows the activism path from idealism until extremism.
Charlie is a checkout girl, and Luke her ex-soldier boyfriend, came back from Afghanistan in a wheelchair. This is Charlie’s story, often funny and definitely quirky, and fully exposes her overt controlling influence over her friends.
Charlie, for an unprovoked act of violence, is sacked from her menial job at Woolworths, and that event begins her manic journey on her downward spiral, that becomes a need for anarchy and complete rebellion against societal expectations. Stealing shopping trolleys from Woolworths and hiding identities behind silly masks.
What begins as victimless and relatively harmless criminal activity, quickly seems much more like terrorism against strangers. Even in these unusual circumstances, normal people would not be willing to accept Charlie’s intellectually empty philosophies. Continue reading MODERN JESUS by Christopher Neels @ The Depot Theatre in Marrickville