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Fractured at The Actors' Hub

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Gap II is the second of an intensive training program with a focus on stage and screen that builds on learning developed in the first year. The Gap II students have devised and now perform Fractured: What Disney Didn't Tell You.

Fractured, The Actors Hub, Hermione Gehle, Bullying, The Gap II Program
Clockwise from front: Nicholas Allen, Grace Chapple, Lauren Thomas, Christian Tomaszewski, Daniel Moxham, Sarah Papadoulis (Photograph courtesy The Actors' Hub)

The play grew out of a series of improvisations based on conversations around the actors own high school experiences.

The play is directed by award winning director and actor Hermione Gehle and is about school yard wolves and the lure of poison apples as it pokes holes in the fabric of traditional fairy tales.

Director Gehle: 'This play is an allegorical tale about the pressures of adolescence. It explores how at first, the choices we make seem like fun but can quickly spiral out of control having life-long dire consequences.'

Fractured, The Actors Hub, Hermione Gehle, Bullying, The Gap II Program
Clockwise from front: Andrew Dunstan, Zach Clifford, Nicholas Allen, Lauren Thomas, Ben Costantin, Daniel Moxham (Photograph courtesy of The Actor's Hub)

She goes on: 'Due to the misleading and enticing representation of dangerous behaviors on social media, young people often need help to communicate openly about the fears and pressures they face. I hope this show can act as a means to create a platform for such a discussion.'

Fractured runs from the 7th to the 9th April at 7:30p at the Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco. Tickets cost $30.54 for adults and may be obtained from the Ticketek website here.

This is a family event aimed at High School students.

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Why? A good story told really well
When: 7:30pm
Phone: 6143 3568
Where: Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco
Cost: Adults $30.58 (Conc $25.49)
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