By NEIL LABUTE
Part of the Sedos Summer Festival
We just keep doing lousy things, I guess. That’s what it is. All this lousy stuff that seems to finally catch up with us. Right?
This provocative collection of one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat investigate the tentative apprehension that surrounds the steering wheel.
Each of these seven vignettes explore the ethos of perception and relationship - from a make-out session gone awry, to a kidnapping thinly disguised as a road trip, a reconnaissance mission involving the rescue of a Nintendo 64 to a daughter's long ride home after her release from rehab.
The result is an unsettling montage that gradually reveals the scabrous force of words left unsaid while illuminating the delicate interplay between intention and morality. The show captures the essence of Middle America and the myriad paths which cross its surface.
Autobahn consists of seven short plays: Funny; Bench Seat; All Apologies; Merge; Long Division; Road Trip and Autobahn.
GIRL | Elizabeth Kingsman
MAN | Leon Chambers
GIRL | Skyla Loureda
GUY | Sam Smullen
YOUNGER WOMAN | Katerina Georgiou
OLDER WOMAN | Gerry Skeens
MAN | Rob Page
WOMAN | Valentina Petito
MAN | Andy Marchant
OTHER MAN | Paul Gibbins
WOMAN (PASSENGER) | Elizabeth Daly
OTHER WOMAN (DRIVER) | Sarah Beebe
WOMAN | Maria Waters
MAN | Eddie Register
DIRECTOR | Jacqui Adams
PRODUCER | Geoff Chang
The acting is top-notch, as one expects from Sedos… These are alternately funny and disturbing vignettes, excellently played by a confident and talented cast.
…there are no weak performances… the show is definitely worth seeing. Director Jacqui Adams has produced a show that will linger in people’s minds, and one [that] again confirms Sedos’ status as a company known for putting on provocative drama.
- Tuesday 16 July 2013 7.30pm
- Wednesday 17 July 2013 7.30pm
- Thursday 18 July 2013 7.30pm
- Friday 19 July 2013 7.30pm
- Saturday 20 July 2013 2.30pm
- Saturday 20 July 2013 7.30pm