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A heart-warming tale that brings regional voices to the fore and an entire town to life!
Emily Steel’s Euphoria is, quite simply, one of the finest pieces of new stage writing to grace an Adelaide stage for a good many years . . . I’ll be first in line for a ticket. Euphoria is a must-see
This is a stellar production on every level. See it. Euphoria will restore your faith in the power of theatre
Steel’s perfectly paced script is brilliant, laden with intrigue, authenticity, humour, pathos and eccentricities
Limelight - 5 Stars
Audience & Marketing Notes
- This regional tale takes us to the heart of rural Australia, however, the universal themes of connection, community and belonging ensure the world of the play and its characters have broad appeal.
- With incredibly sharp wit, compassion and authenticity, Euphoria shines a light on the joys and challenges of living in a country town. Two actors play key characters Meg and Ethan, alongside a multitude of other recognisable and often comic characters in this fictional town that is brought to life for a town meeting audiences will never forget!
- The statistics around mental illness and suicide are alarming and we are bombarded with information, campaigns and new initiatives to help tackle this epidemic, but is it all working? With the perfect balance of humour and compassion, Emily Steel takes an honest look at how we manage mental illness in our communities and what our responsibility is to each other.
- Euphoria has been developed over two years through a socially engaged arts practice taking the playwright into regional communities across SA. As a result of this process, themes reflect the authenticity of place and genuine experiences of people living in rural and remote areas.
- Following each performance there will be post show Q&A with the cast and supported by a mental health professional. This platform will provide an opportunity for audiences to ‘unpick’ the work and in doing so; engage in conversation around the themes and issues it raises about mental health in country towns.
- A suite of workshops utilising the expertise and knowledge of the cast will be available to schools and community groups. Workshops will be tailored to meet the needs of each group / school.
- Study guide available.
Prosc Arch or Black Box with minimum stage size of 8m x 7m