Wednesday, 15 August 2018 to Saturday, 25 August 2018

If you liked “Six Characters in Search of an Author”, are fond of Stoppard, Nietzsche and Beckett, then this play is for you!

If you have never heard of these authors, but enjoy a rollicking good laugh, then this play is still for you!

Perplex is a comedy about the capriciousness of reality, but it doesn’t stop there. It questions one’s own identity, and breaks the fourth wall to question theatre (and life) itself.

In what may seem at first glance like a fairly simple plot of mistaken identity, everything is what it seems until it isn’t.  A couple returns from holiday to find that their flat is strangely off-centre. There is nothing that they can really pin-point, (apart from falling over furniture which is not quite where they left it) but things are definitely out of place. Maybe this is just how things seem when you have asked your friends to house-sit for you, and they have made your home their own while you have been away.  Enter friends, but they are acting very strangely too.  Just what is going on?

Under the guise of being incredibly funny, this play asks the serious questions about art, life, people and the meaning of it all, as all good theatre should do.   -  Maybe someone forgot to tell them that the answer is “42”.

“Maybe it’s the perfect play for the Age of Trump. Either because do-your-head-in absurdism feels bracingly helpful, or because what else is there to do but laugh?  If you’re up for either, check it out”    (Pantograph-punch - snippet from the review of Sydney Theatre Company’s Production)


“Four incredibly committed actors, Lisa Harper Campbell, David Hirst, Clare Mansfield and Eddie Morrison, give their all.....with each character changing constantly in mood or tone or even identity.......Director Joh Hartog has done an extraordinary job with Perplex, and I simply love these four fine actors”
Peter Burdon - The Advertiser
5 STARS - "The cast work brilliantly together. Like old friends or partners joking and bickering .....In a great mix of the comical and serious.....Perplex is a great show; marvellous entertainment for the mind and soul."
Michael Coghlan - Clothesline


Adults $30, Conc $25, Fringe Members $25, Groups (6+) $25, Preview $20
1 hour, & 40 mins. No interval

Written by: Marius von Mayenburg
Translated by Maja Zade
Directed by: Joh Hartog
Featuring: Clare Mansfield, Lisa Harper Campbell, Dave Hirst and Eddie Morrison
Lighting and sound design by: Stephen Dean
Costume and Set Design: Tammy Boden
Stage Manager: Lauren Taylor

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Opening night: 
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, 17 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 25 August 2018 - 8:00pm

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