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, Sahil Saluja, Harry Musgrove, Jordan Fraser Trumble, Eva Seymour
Set and Costume: Romanie Harper & Bethany J Fellows
Video design: Romanie Harper
Lighting design: Lisa Mibus
Sound design / composition: Ian Moorhead
Production / Stage Manager: Cassandra Fumi

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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9 June - 19 June, 2021


Wed - Sat 8pm, Sunday 6pm, Sat matinee 2pm (Sat 19 June)


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.
Auslan interpreted performance on Thursday 17 June at 8pm.