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Pop Up Playground @ Federation Square

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Monkey around without monkey bars
There are no jumping castles at Pop Up Playground. Instead, it's a comedic and social event suitable for all ages, and it's coming to Federation Square soon.

The troupe see playing pervasive games, which bring parlour games outside and often involve the use of technology, as being of artistic merit. They use their theatre skills to make the experience performative, while encouraging everyone in the audience to participate.

Pop Up Playground rose to prominence during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012. Their first show consisted of a much improvised game of Werewolf, played out on stage and with the audience. Since then, they have launched several other shows.

In February, Pop Up Playground will be bringing their next show, Fresh Air, to Federation Square. With interactive and social games to be played, it resembles a high school drama class and really has nothing to do with conventional playgrounds. Games to be played include Grandma's Footsteps, Bury Yer Treasure, and scaling the steps in teams while pretending to be a mountain climber.

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Pop Up Playground's test run of Fresh Air for their Fed Square show. Image: facebook.com/PopUpPlayground


Participating in Pop Up Playground at Federation Square is free of charge. It is running from 3pm to 8pm every afternoon from 8 - 10 February.
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Why? To keep you entertained at no cost.
When: 3pm - 8pm, 8 - 10 February 2013.
Where: Main Square of Federation Square.
Cost: Free.
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