by KEZIAH WARNER
5 – 30 July 2022
“What if they just want us to think they’re not watching?”
Told as a trilogy, traversing several decades and mixing genres, this is a shrewd and sharp vision of the future from a bold new Australian voice.
A disparate quartet thrown together in a Reality TV experiment hurtle through space. As climate change reaches crisis point and revolution threatens to erupt on Earth, the world is looking on. Or is it?
In the society of the future, A.I. and people work side-by-side, ‘personal memories’ are held in a database vulnerable to hackers, and past misadventures can be erased.
And on the planet known as New Earth (a now-colonised Mars), a touching relationship develops between a techie and the android she’s tasked with reprogramming.
This provocative, clever and subversively funny play explores the ethical and moral ambiguities inherent in our relationship with technology.
It questions both humanity’s desire to manipulate how we’re perceived by others, and our need to control our environment despite our inability to control ourselves.
★★★★★ “Inventive and thought-provoking” Melbourne Herald Sun
Director Patrick Howard
To be announced
Preview Tue 5 July 7:30pm
Opening Night Wed 6 July 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance Sat 30 July 2pm
Running time: to be advised
Concessions, Groups (6+) $30
New Theatre Members $22
Thrifty Thursdays $22
COVID- Safe protocols:
QR code and vaccination checks are no longer required.
Face masks are not mandatory, but recommended.
Main image: © alice-photo/Shutterstock