‘Rig’ is the first stage play from Nick Delatovic, who has been active as a songwriter in Canberra with bands like The Missing Lincolns, Big Score and The Last Prom. It’s directed by uber-theatre bod Cameron Thomas, and produced through NUTS, the ANU performance society, who have produced several quality productions this year despite the ANU’s determination to cut all resources for student performance.
The synopsis reads as follows:
‘Francis is looking for a quiet place to die. Instead, he finds himself drafted into a secret cabal of spoilt billionaires bent on saving the world from their parents. Caught in a sci-fi nightmare of white liberal guilt, Francis may have found a more entertaining way to commit suicide. Unfortunately, the rich kids are lying to him- he has a very different role in this story than he thinks he does…
‘Rig’ is a trippy, funny, harrowing story about a messy team of geniuses doing the worst things for the best possible reasons. Hope to see you there.’
Rig is on at the ANU Arts Centre from the 12th to the 22nd of October, performances start at 7.30pm. It stars Alison MacGregor, Leon Twardy and Simon Thompson.