By Steve Pirie. Mixtape Theatre Collective. Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (Qld). 16-23 March, 2013.
I’m not quite sure what to make of this production. It’s played with commitment by three energetic actors, Steve Pirie, Ell Sachs and Dan Stewart. But it’s more a performed narrative than a ‘play’; that is, there’s more telling than showing. It’s an adult parable.
In style it reminds me of the travelling Theatre in Education programmes of the 80s and 90s, with clever cut-out scenery, sundry boxes, puppetry and mime. (Maybe shows like this are still touring schools and that is the target for this group?)