Travis is headstrong and confident, with the world at his feet. Fred is shy, isolated and dealing with the death of his father. When Travis takes Fred under his wing to help him with a social studies assignment, it triggers an intriguing chain of events that ends in a vicious attack. As the police investigate, it becomes clear that nothing is straightforward in the collision between the virtual and real worlds of the teenage imagination.
Set in a rural Australian town, where rumours are spread as swiftly as the sun and drought can destroy a farmer’s crop, isolation is magnified due to the harshness of country life.
The play explores the dangerous undercurrent of Internet technology which is omnipresent in today’s society, and how new communication tools impact upon people and their personal lives.
Lies are exposed and family secrets forced out in the open as manipulation, confusion, fear and prejudice grips and invades a sleepy outback community.
Directed by Yasmin Gurreeboo.
When: 17 October 17 to 2 November 2013
Where: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide
Duration 90 minutes plus interval
Tickets: $15 – $28
Bookings: Book online at the Bakehouse Theatre website
School Matinees are available subject to numbers. Contact [email protected] to discuss. Teacher notes will be available.