Whale an ironic labour of love
those most likely to benefit from escaping the daily grind and immersing themselves in the surrealist world of Chasing The Whale will be least likely to do so. It’s one of the many delicious ironies thrown up in Soapbox Theatre’s latest production. The play revolves around Jerry, who’s reeling from the death of his beloved boss and mentor. Thrust into a race for promotion, he starts to question his sanity. Inventively staged in The Space, the arts centre’s black box theatre, the dramatic play, by Brisbane writer Matthew Ryan, is at times absurd, at times disconcerting, but always entertaining. A sign of our times, its staging is also a sign there’s a new breed of thespian on the local block. Young guns Soapbox, the arts centre’s artists-in-residence, have crafted a modern, meaningful and thoroughly entertaining slice of life that demonstrates the depth of performance talent the Coast has to offer. A mustsee for anyone who works too hard!
plays The Arts Centre Gold Coast tonight until Sunday at 7.30pm. Tickets are $15 to $28.
The cast of Soapbox Theatre’s