Whale an ironic labour of love

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

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

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