Them’s the breaks

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

FEA­TUR­ING a quirky card­board set and like­able char­ac­ters, Es­cape from the Breakup For­est will to lead its au­di­ence into the depths of aching heart­break and an in­ter­est­ing re­cov­ery. The com­edy was writ­ten by Toowoomba-based Steve Pirie and will launch the The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast’s 2013 In­au­gu­ral In­de­pen­dent Sea­son tonight. Es­cape from the Breakup For­est – an in­die theatre pro­duc­tion – fol­lows the story of Josh, a heart­bro­ken lad who is try­ing to get over his first love, Emma. As Josh bat­tles that hol­low feel­ing in the chest, his world shrinks to an ex­is­tence of floor-based ce­real din­ners and try­ing not to punch co-work­ers in the face. Guided by his spirit pup­pet Curly, Josh embarks on a jour­ney through the breakup for­est. Star­ring Steve Pirie, Ell Sachs and Dan Ste­wart, Es­cape from the Breakup For­est is di­rected by Claire Chris­tian and Ari Palani and is all about get­ting over your­self.

Es­cape from the Breakup For­est opens tonight and plays The Space, at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast, Thurs­days to Satur­days at 7.30pm un­til June 1. Visit thearts­cen­tregc.com.au to book.

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