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GPAC's 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season

The Events


By David Greig
Composer John Browne
Director Clare Watson

Claire is a charismatic Reverend, a feminist, a lesbian and the director of a choir that meets regularly in a local hall. It's made up of all sorts: the lonely, outsiders, strangers - and the privileged, the comfortable. In short, she has built a community. But when a disaffected young man enters the hall and opens fire with a semi-automatic, this community and the ideas that formed it - are blown apart. 

The Events is set in the wake of this massacre as a dialogue unfolds between Claire and a young man. She is unpacking the Pandora’s box of herself – her rage, her fears, and ultimately some hope. The young man is something else: the voice of the alienated, an enemy within, a lost generation. He plays many roles, but in an era of Port Arthur and Martin Place they all ask the same big question: How do we live together knowing it can all come apart in a moment?

The Events is performed with a local choir - Raise the Bar, the adult choir from Geelong Youth Choir, and members of Geelong Lyric Theatre Society. 

"...it is an honest examination of human survival and our extraordinary ability, and strength, to forgive in the face of something seemingly unfathomable." Theatre Now

Cast: Johnny Carr, Catherine McClements, Carol Young, Raise the Bar Choir and members of Geelong Lyric Theatre Society
Set & Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham
Musical Director: Carol Young

Warnings: Adult themes, strong language

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