3–6 May 2021

Two old school friends come back together forty years after playing the twins in Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, to rework it as a two-hander. They get a little distracted along the way. A heart-breaking and hilarious new play about trust, remembering and forgetting to remember, loss, regret, love, pain and glory. Their lives took different paths; they are now reunited, but who is playing who? Are they who they say they are and should any of that matter? And once you’ve let go of your dreams, is there ever really any way back? It’s about fathers and the shadows they leave, the labels we give to others and ourselves, and the burden and guilt these two friends carry as a result. It's an achingly honest account that sees privilege and heroin joined at the hip.

★★★★★ "A DEFINITE MUST-SEE." - Glam Adelaide

★★★★★ "WITTY YET PROFOUND... OUTSTANDING." - On The Record

★★★★★ "POIGNANT... SIGNIFICANT." - Global Media Post

Show details:

Synopsis

3–6 May 2021

Two old school friends come back together forty years after playing the twins in Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, to rework it as a two-hander. They get a little distracted along the way.

A heart-breaking and hilarious new play about trust, remembering and forgetting to remember, loss, regret, love, pain and glory. Their lives took different paths; they are now reunited, but who is playing who? Are they who they say they are and should any of that matter? And once you’ve let go of your dreams, is there ever really any way back?

It’s about fathers and the shadows they leave, the labels we give to others and ourselves, and the burden and guilt these two friends carry as a result. It’s an achingly honest account that sees privilege and heroin joined at the hip.

★★★★★ “A DEFINITE MUST-SEE.” – Glam Adelaide

★★★★★ “WITTY YET PROFOUND… OUTSTANDING.” – On The Record

★★★★★ “POIGNANT… SIGNIFICANT.” – Global Media Post

Dates

Monday 3 May, 7:30pm

Tuesday 4 May, 7:30pm

Wednesday 5 May, 7:30pm

Thursday 6 May, 7:30pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Shark Island Institute and Artslab

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 85 minutes, no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains obscene language and simulated smoking.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is not suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
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