ARCHIMEDES WAR by Melissa Reeves. Directed by Susie Dee
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy
What happens when our games are about war, and war is played like a game?
Fifteen-year-old Arki can’t shake the dead bodies of the players he’s killed in his online combat games. His mother takes him to a psychiatrist who thinks he has PTSD. In her quest to help her son, she turns to those involved in real world war afflictions.
ARCHIMEDES WAR is a dark comedy exploring the frightening depersonalisation of modern warfare, where waging war can look like a video game and playing video games has real-life consequences.
Director: Susie Dee
Writer: Melissa Reeves
Cast: Daniela Farinacci, Jim Russell, Sahil Saluja, Harry Musgrove, Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Eva Seymour
Set and Video Design: Romanie Harper
Set and Costume Design: Bethany J Fellows
Lighting Design: Lisa Mibus
Sound Design: Ian Moorhead
Production and Stage Manager: Cassandra Fumi
Producer (2021) and Marketing: Katie Rowe
Director’s Assistant: Karla Livingstone-Pardy
Assistant Stage Manager: Georgie Bright
Image by Pia Johnson
This a COVID Safe event with limited audience capacity.
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• Physical distancing
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• If feeling unwell or waiting for COVID test results, please do not attend
Archimedes War has been supported by the Australian Cultural Fund.
10 August - 20 August, 2021
Tues - Sat 7.30pm, Sunday 5pm, Sat matinee 3pm (Sat 14 August)
Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, 189 High Street, Northcote, 3070
Group of 4 or more $28, Darebin Resident $30, Full $35, Preview $25, Concession and Students $28
Warnings: suicidal themes, adult themes, coarse language, haze, loud noises, graphic war footage and references to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Auslan interpreted performance on Thursday 19 August at 7.30pm.