Vernon God Little
Adapted by Tanya Ronder
From the novel by DBC Pierre
14 August – 15 September 2012
“Freedom is a piece of shit”
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.
This potent, disturbing yet ultimately uplifting story lays bare the dysfunctional mess that underpins modern America.
Dark, riotously funny, razor-sharp and packing a punch, this is a startling stage adaptation of the Booker Prize-winning satire on youthful isolation and the commercialisation of horror.
Director Louise Fischer
Set Designer Tom Bannerman
Lighting Designer Andy Weston
Costume Designer 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
Full $30 | Concession $25 | Groups (10+) $25 | Previews (14 & 15 August @ 8pm) $15
“Pay What You Can” Sunday 19 August 5pm | Student Rush $17
2hrs 30mins (including interval)
Please note: this production contains contains smoking on stage, smoke effects, simulated sex, drug use, strong language and adult themes.
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
“A quality production” Arts Hub
“Some excellent laughs and some standout moments of gravity” Concrete Playground
Photos © Bob Seary