13 September – 8 October 2016
Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Sunday 5pm
Venue: Old Fitz Theatre
Presented by Outhouse Theatre Company in association with Red Line Productions
‘He says they all do it. These kids, you know, they’ve got their phones. Film everything. Can’t say I blame them. I would at that age.’
Seventeen-year-old Jack is the apple of his mother’s eye. Di and David have devoted their whole lives to giving him every opportunity they never had – and as a result, Jack is smart, outgoing, and well on his way to achieving the grades to study Law at Durham University. But a startling incident outside the school gates threatens to ruin everything they’ve striven for, an incident that suggests a deep hatred of their son. As events begin to accelerate, Di and David start to doubt Jack’s closest friends, Jack himself, and ultimately themselves.
In a world where smartphones are ubiquitous, James Fritz’s deeply provocative and topical drama throws a light on the sorts of insidious opportunities new technology offers – where nothing dies online, except reputation.
Craig Baldwin (The Aliens) returns from the US to direct Kate Cheel (Spring Awakening, Masquerade), Felix Johnson (The Unknown Soldier, The Credeaux Canvas), Danielle King (Noises Off, The Libertine) and Jeremy Waters (The Aliens, A Man with Five Children).
$38 Adult, $33 Concession, $28 Previews and Cheap Tuesday