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The Fridge at The Street Theatre

By Barcham - 10 September 2013 0

Monty Python-esque

Duck Bunny Theatre are hitting the Street Theatre with their new satyrical work The Fridge next month.

In a re-imagining of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, Duck Bunny Theatre’s new satirical play The Fridge, mocks the powerful, and exposes the foolish in a comedic fable about the clash of want versus need premiering at The Street Theatre 11 October.

Working on a Masters degree on satire, and with more than twenty years in the theatre industry, Canberra based playwright and director Alister Emerson has created a work to make audiences laugh and to wince as they see themselves in a new light at the same time.

“I believe that comedy makes universal truths more palatable,” Emerson said. “I have always been inspired by the classic satirists such as Jonathon Swift, Molière and Brecht but I can’t go past the modern comic masters of the absurd; Monty Python or Jon Stewart who smack us in the face with the truth like a wet fish.”

The Fridge has been developed in Canberra over the past two years and has enjoyed the creative support of the Canberra theatre community. Canberra Youth Theatre’s Associate Artists program provided a staged reading in 2012 and this year Emerson has benefited from the dramaturgical input of Peter Matheson through the Street Theatre’s HIVE and presents the work in association with their Made in Canberra program.

PERFORMANCE DETAILS:

Where: The Street Theatre
When: Friday 11 October & Saturday 12 October @ 7.30pm
Saturday 12 October & Sunday 13 October @ 4pm
Tickets: $25 Adult / $20 Concession
BOOK NOW: (02) 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au
Duration: Approx 100 mins including interval

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