ARCHIMEDES WAR by Melissa Reeves. Directed by Susie Dee
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy
PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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