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DEAD CAT BOUNCE : IMMERSIVE THEATRE @ THE STABLES

Josh Quong Tart_Dead Cat Bounce_ Photo Brett Boardman_

As if their twenty year age gap wasn’t difficult enough, Matilda’s is fighting for space in Gabe’s  life along with his constant companions, misery, writerly angst and booze. She’s not convinced he’s over with his ex girlfriend and publisher, Angela, who is used to picking up Gabe’s  pieces.

If Gabe wants to get sober he’ll have to abandon his image as the tragic, self destructive writer drinking his way to oblivion. And if Angela’s really trying to let Gabe go, like her partner Tony needs her to, she needs to say goodbye to Gabe’s wretched cat that she is looking after.

That is a lot that goes on in Mary Rachel Brown’s play and it’s mostly about  what goes on internally, in the hearts and minds of its  characters. Continue reading DEAD CAT BOUNCE : IMMERSIVE THEATRE @ THE STABLES

NIGHT SLOWS DOWN: WELL MAY WE SAY NEVER

 

NIGHT SLOWS DOWN
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Images: Ross Waldron

Draw three curved lines.  Move them in infinite space.  Random and pointless yet purposeful and with motivation unchanged.  Eventually these three lines will fall near each other and create a shape that the human brain can complete.  Probably a broken circle.

NIGHT SLOWS DOWN has three protagonists.  Their lines cross as they are propelled by their own motivation but the audience will not see the shape complete until the final scene.  By Phillip James Rouse, the play was written as world politics shifted and fears around the theocratic, racist, elitist rise of the right grew.  And it is chilling.  Drawn breath, head shaking dialogue and how dare they viewing. Continue reading NIGHT SLOWS DOWN: WELL MAY WE SAY NEVER