14 August - 15 September 2012
by DBC Pierre, Adapted by Tanya Ronder
"Freedom is a piece of shit!"
'Critics Choice' SHM Metro
"These incredibly vibrant actors have created a world of bold, bright, fun characters ... EXUBERANCE informs the whole production ... There's extraordinary energy on this stage, a beautiful vitality." TheatreRed
"The combination of DBC Pierre's phenomenal dialogue and vibrant performances make for an absolute joy ... Black, bleak and absurd, its message is deliciously unclear: there's no moral at the end, no sense made of the senseless. The only thing you can do is laugh." AuReviews
Dark, riotously funny, razor-sharp and packing a punch, Vernon God Little is a startling satire on youthful isolation and the commercialisation of horror.
This potent, disturbing yet ultimately uplifting story lays bare the dysfunctional mess that underpins modern America.
Vernon’s best friend Jesus has just massacred his high school class before lunch then shot himself. Not quite your typical day in Texas, now everyone’s looking for someone to blame – and hapless Vernon is in their sights.
With the searing cynicism of youth but an unfortunate ability to attract bad luck, Vernon makes a mad dash south to the Mexican border, pursued by the absurdities of life that just won’t leave him alone.
Warning: This production contains contains smoking and smoke effects, simulated sex, drug use, strong language and adult themes.
Director Louise Fischer
Set Design Tom Bannerman Lighting Design Andy Weston
Costume Design Jessica Sinclair Martin Choreography Shondelle Pratt
Production Manager Peter Gahan Stage Manager Ruth Horsfall
Assistant Director Elly Goodman
Claudia Barrie, Andrew Blight, Dereck Cameron, Steve Corner,
Garreth Cruikshank, Lara Dignam, Olivia Dodds, Tom Gilmour,
Stefan Gimenez, Emma Harris, Adam Hatzimanolis, Dave Kirkham,
Cassady Maddox, Elisha Oliver, Julia Rorke, Luke Willing
Wed - Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm
2hrs 30mins (including interval)