ARCHIMEDES WAR by Melissa Reeves. Directed by Susie Dee ARCHIMEDES WAR by Melissa Reeves. Directed by Susie Dee

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Event Details

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, Richie Hallal, 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 Managers: Cassandra Fumi & Claire Shepherd
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.

To ensure a comfortable and safe experience for our visitors and staff, we’ve introduced COVID-safe measures in line with the Victorian Government. Where possible, when coming to this event, please adhere to:

• Physical distancing
• We strongly recommend wearing a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained
• Register your visit
• Practice good hygiene
• Bring your own water
• If feeling unwell or waiting for COVID test results, please do not attend


Archimedes War has been supported by the Australian Cultural Fund.


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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

Additional Info

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.