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It's theatre, but not as you know it
Never mind the carefully constructed props, dazzling lightshows and elaborate costume changes; true theatre needs only a performer and a venue. This March, Rock Surfers Theatre Company plan to show you just how true this is when they bring their Shotgun performance to Sydney's Spectrum Now Festival.
For eleven days in March 2015, Rock Surfers are hosting series of monologues in the car park of Sydney's Domain open space. Except not just in the car park; in a car parked in the car park! Each performance will be witnessed by only three audience members, who will find themselves privy to a unique and intimate theatrical experience.
The performances are described as "darkly, confessional", adding an extra layer of intrigue to an already mysterious show. It promises to be an interesting experiment in pushing the boundaries of theatrical form.
Tickets for the performances are free – but unfortunately not available anywhere! Instead, audience members are selected in groups of three from the crowds milling around the Spectrum Now Playground festival zone at Domain.
Those who want to take part, or even those simply interested to know what the heck is going on, should get themselves down to the Spectrum Now festival zone between March 11th and March 22nd. Performance times are between 5:00pm and 10:30pm Monday to Friday, between 12:00pm and 10:30pm on Saturdays, and between 12:00pm and 9:30pm on Sundays.
If you're lucky enough to be selected, let us know what happened in the comments!