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
Assistant Director: Elias Brown
Cast: Daniela Farinacci, Jim Russell, Sahil Saluja, Harry Musgrove, Jordan Fraser Trumble, Eva Seymour
Set/Costume design: Romanie Harper
Animation/Video: Alexandra Nel
Lighting design: Lisa Mibus
Sound design / composition: Ian Moorhead
Stage Manager: Cassandra Fumi
Producer: Renee Dudfield
Image by Pia Johnson
15 April - 25 April, 2020
Wed - Sat 8pm, Sunday 6pm, Sat matinee 2pm (Sat 25 April)
Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall
Group of 4 or more $28, Darebin Resident $30, Full $35, Preview, $25 Concession and students $28
Auslan interpreted performance Thursday 23 April at 8pm