Teens tackle issues
TWO new plays about to hit the stage at the Clink Theatre will take audiences on a tour-deforce of the talents of the Tropical North Theatre Company in their “Short Play Showcase”.
The back-to-back performances held over two nights examine life from quite different perspectives.
The first play After the Party, written by Laura Muranty, delves into the lives of seven teenagers and how they navigate their world of social networking, underage drinking and peer group pressure.
“The play focuses on the choices teenagers make in their lives and why they make those choices,” Laura said.
“It covers a lot of teenage social issues, like binge drinking and cyber bullying, that are common the world over but also around here.”
The second play Avoiding the Void, written by Nicole Carnaby, takes the audience on a comical journey through the life of a modern woman as she searches for the utopia of fulfilment and happiness.
“Our Western society says that we must be happy and fill every void in our lives and Avoiding the Void takes a sometimes hilarious look at four women and how they ended up where they are,” Laura said.
“If you have ever felt a void in your life this is the play to see.”
Laura and Nicole, both directors of the theatre company, have spent the last 12 months training the actors and have written the plays to showcase local talent.
The plays will be performed on October 21 and 22 and tickets are available at www.trybooking.com
Peer pressure: Genna Mathers, Emma Stollery and Michael Bayron will star in a local play focused on underage drinking