Read Between the Lines with Surrealist Theatre this Sydney Fringe.
Could there exist a world without art? This would surely be a world without consciousness. ART FOR ART’S SAKE is the 4th 60 minute theatre show by Sydney playwright Sage Godrei.
The phenomena of mind over matter takes control, as we observe for our main character Fran, how being an artist seems more of a burden than a blessing. We traverse the Norse legend of Odin and the sacrifices he made to unveil the secrets of the underworld. This piece invokes a sense of wonder as we embrace Fran’s artistic ambitions, through surrealism and choreographed ensemble sequences. We investigate the values society ascribes on corporate identity and the dalliance of artistic drive. Issues with adult literacy are examined, as the inner worlds of the character’s psyche are dramatised. This play dissects the meaning of success for two siblings, Fran and her brother George.
Sage Godrei says, “I guess you can say this story has a moral; and if this play can share one thing with its audience it would be that there are no regrets in life and only lessons learned”.
On the Cusp Production’s ART FOR ART’S SAKE aims to entertain through well devised scenes and theatrical devices involving a microscope into human behaviour. The audience can be prepared to leave the world behind as they take a glimpse into life from the perspective of an alternate reality.
ART FOR ART’S SAKE from On The Cusp Productions [Facebook] plays 12-15th September 2018 7pm at Chippen Street Theatre, 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale.