The writing is witty and challenging with a 'II Know What You Did Last Summer' feel to it. It is truly mesmerising watching the actors challenging their onstage counterparts via their descriptive monologue rather than by action. No longer are these characters strangers but familiar friends of youthful exuberance.
The play also brings to our attention our tendency to bury atrocities and ignore problems when it comes to marginalising and excluding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Letting the gravity of their actions set in, panic takes over, kicking common sense to the kerb. The audience is taken on a whirlwind journey as we are placed out of our personal comfort zones with no forgone conclusions. As the play progresses, each character questions how implicit race bias acts on them.
The intimate set looks deceivingly simple depicting the group of six in their respective living spaces just via material strips and sand looking text on the floor of the stage before seamlessly transforming to a remote beach where a dust storm occurs before clearing to a paradise with a mirror mimicking crystal clear water in the creek.
If you are to see one play for the year, come and see Flood. As the Director Isaacs says "Flood is a play that looks at implicit racial bias, the tribes we choose to align ourselves with… and the outcomes of those alignments."