An intricate and intimate story about loneliness in rural Australia
Bakehouse Theatre Company
Travis is headstrong and confident, with the world at his feet. Fred is shy, isolated and dealing with the death of his father. When Travis takes Fred under his wing to help him with a social studies assignment, it triggers an intriguing chain of events that ends in a vicious attack. As the police investigate, it becomes clear that nothing is straightforward in the collision between the virtual and real worlds of the teenage imagination.
Set in a rural Australian town, where rumours are spread as swiftly as the sun and drought can destroy a farmer’s crop, isolation is magnified due to the harshness of country life. The play explores the dangerous undercurrent of Internet technology which is omnipresent in today’s society, and how new communication tools impact upon people and their personal lives. Lies are exposed and family secrets forced out in the open as manipulation, confusion, fear and prejudice grips and invades a sleepy outback community.
School Matinees are available subject to numbers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.Teacher notes will be available.
"The dangers that are inherent in the burgeoning world of social media are brought into sharp relief....in Kate Mulvany's gritty drama The Web in a new Bakehouse Theatre production .......solid, committed acting throughout....as the gasps of astonishment at each successive twist and turn (are) amply revealed."
Peter Burdon - The Advertiser
The Bakehouse Theatre Company is used to success, and this is another successful production of which they can well be proud. Yasmin Gurreeboo has created a gripping, powerful drama involving two teenage boys and psychological mind play that, ultimately, leads to tragic consequences. Michael Lemmer and Andrew Thomas (give) two excellent performances in a complex and constantly changing relationship
Barry Lenny - Broadway World
Lemmer.. and Thomas have an amiable and natural chemistry, creating the required strange yet authentic relationship... Amy Victoria Brooks gives a strong portrayal of a woman who is putting her concern for her children paramount and subsequently neglecting herself, .... Nathan Porteus and Delia Taylor also do well as local policeman Sgt Tukovsky and the bubbly online presence of Susan
Adult $28; Conc $24; FB $20; Groups (6+) $20; Students (Secondary, Tertiary, Drama) $15; Previews all $20
90 minutes plus an interval
Written by: Kate Mulvany
Produced by: Peter Green
Directed by: Yasmin Gurreeboo
Asst Director: Romina Verdiglione
Set/Costume Design by: Manda Webber
Lighting Design by : Alexander Ramsay
Sound Design by: Daniel Thorpe
Featuring: Michael Lemmer, Andrew Thomas, Amy Victoria Brooks, Nathan Porteus and Delia Taylor