By Kate Mulvany. Bakehouse Theatre (SA). Directed by Yasmin Gurreeboo. October 23 – November 2, 2013.
Most 16 year olds are quite familiar with social networks and the internet. They are consistently chatting online using various social media, whether it is to blog or Skype, and using the net to entertain and inform.
However, in The Web, by Australian playwright Kate Mulvany, Fred (Michael Lemmer) doesn’t use Facebook, Twitter, or Bebo. In fact, he’s just trying to get past a terrible family tragedy which compounds his shy, insecure personality and his disappointing school marks.