Producer:
The Wolves Theatre Company INC
Writer:
Michael Gray Griffith
Directed By:
Michael Gray Griffith
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A play that explores whether a greater dream lies beyond the dream of bricks and mortar

Synopsis

Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard is about a family being forced to realise a time of prosperity has ended. Well for many Australians that’s happening now, the lucky country can no longer be taken for granted and one of the first demographics to face that realization is mature women. This is the theme of Adrifting Through the Vomit Generation. I’m not claiming to be Chekhov more just a theme thief. Little is what it used to be and many of our comforting truths have become myths that we still cling to. But this grip has left a lot of us feeling lost, or adrift, even betrayed while around us endless marketing implores us to purchase stuff whose wrappings we vomit into the ocean.

Regardless time marches on.

The play explores the idea that beyond the death of many of our individual versions of the great Australian Dream another life might be waiting. One that offered freedom and purpose. or maybe the play is just a pipe dream. That said it is written also to be commercial, fairly cheap to stage, it is a full length play with an intermission. And ultimately it it is more uplifting, or at least it tries to be, for some, the spark of a revolution.

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Technical Information

Technical Rating:
D
Touring Party:
5
Bump-in Time:
2
hrs
Bump-out Time:
1
hrs
Interval:
Yes

Lighting

a few specials, and a general wash

Audio

Some minor sound effects, a a song to start and end the piece.
We have written the song.

Staging

Table three chairs. Fridge, or fridge door at rear. Small double bed.

Crew Notes

1 tech.

Transport Notes

A ute or a one tonne van for the set. A car for the cast.

Audience & Marketing Notes

The play is aimed at mature women 45 plus but it is funny enough that men should also enjoy it and to date they have. The older character of Margaret should also be attractive to an older age group.
.

Selling Points

  • Fast paced and a little outrageous, it's very funny and it's very moving, but it also has a deep heart. Very relatable.

Content Warning

A few “F” bombs are dropped

Details

Genre

Audience

Adults 40+

Venue Format

Black Box, Proscenium, flat floor, Hall

Duration

100 Minutes

Available Until

31/05/2020

Budget & Fees

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Remount: $21000

Weekly Sell Off: $25000

Per Performance: $5000

Royalties:
10
Apra Obligations:
NA

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