With lockdowns, quarantine and social distancing, the past year has seen society craving connectedness like never before. Many have sought solace from their isolation through virtual connection and social media, and many have come to question just what connectedness really means.
The City strives to find the exhilarating in daily routine, the inspiring in the mundane, and identify the yearning for shared experience and feeling to overcome the isolation which is characteristic in this age of social media and virtual connection.
Presented by Oliver Wakelin and Christie Koppe, the performance is rich in soundscape and voiceover. With a small and strong ensemble cast, ranging in age from 19 to 72, The City is a movement and poetry-based journey depicting varied experiences of diverse characters in this Australian city.
The play begins in the darkness of the early morning as the city stirs and comes to life, the characters each encountering connectedness to the land that we share and the people with whom we coexist. What does connectedness and belonging look like for each of these characters and our society?
Connectedness has never been so crucial as it is at this time. A big city - sprawling, impersonal and often transient - may be the last place you'd expect to find connectedness, but this play will prove true that connection can be found everywhere.
With a team of award-winning talent, The City is supported by the NSW Government through CreateNSW.
More information about The City can be found at this link.
The City @ Sydney Opera House Performance dates: 3pm and 7pm Thursday 25th February 2021 3pm and 7pm Friday 26th February 2021 Tickets $55 and Concession $45 can be purchased at this link.
Director/Choreographer Christie Koppe Playwrights Oliver Wakelin and Drew Livingston Produced by Oliver Wakelin and Christie Koppe Original Composition and Sound Design Nate Edmondson Original songs Drew Livingston Lighting Design James Wallis Intimacy Coordinator Shondelle Pratt Cast Tel Benjamin, Alison Bennett, Lexie Dent, Nathalie Fenwick, Rocco Forrester-Sach, Zoran Jevtic, Rebecca Kellahan and Lex Marinos