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Myth, Propaganda & Disaster in Nazi Germany & Contemporary US


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University of Adelaide Theatre Guild presents

A Drama in 30 Scenes by Stephen Sewell
Directed by Erik Strauts

Little Theatre, The Cloisters, University of Adelaide
Sat 5, Wed-Sat 9-12 & 16-19 May 2018 at 7.30pm and
Sun 6 May 2018 at 4pm

“When you make an enemy of the United States, you’d better watch out. Sooner or later we will get you”.
Paul Bremer, former US Administrator of Iraq

Talbot Finch is an Australian academic in an Ivy League University on the verge of getting tenure. He believes in reason and the importance of learning from history. But he is dangerously at odds with his colleagues and the prevailing political temperature and he suddenly finds himself in a nightmare, Kafkaesque world where everything he holds dear is rapidly disintegrating. Are his students and colleagues manipulating him? Is his University complicit? Or is he acting out his own myths?

“Who cares what’s legal or illegal; what matters is power and how it is used.”

Stephen Sewell’s award-winning commentary on the War on Terror was considered unrealistic when it premièred in 2003. Fifteen years later, its chilling, sinister portrait of the corrupting nature of power and the corrosive effect of lies is frighteningly perceptive.

With the 24 hour media cycle highlighting global political developments and the precarious relationships between world leaders, what have we learned? What does happen when the ‘Land of the Free’, with its neuroses about security and its desire for control says “You’re either with us or against us”?

This powerful and provocative play will have you talking and thinking long after you leave the theatre.

Warning: strong language and violence

Directed by Erik Strauts
Designed by Brittany Daw
Lighting Design by Scott Cleggett

Cast: James Black, Kyla Booth, Jessica Carroll, Jarrod Chave, Tim Edhouse, Nick Fagan, Emma Kerr, Yasmin Martin, Steve Marvanek, and Esther Michelsen

Evening performances 7.30pm Sat 5, Wed to Sat 9-12 & 16-19 May
Sunday matinee 4pm Sun 6 May

TICKETS: $28 Full / $23 Concession
Online: www.trybooking.com/TCBS (fee applies)
Tickets at the door subject to availability
Group Bookings:10+ at concession rate
After hours parking available in the University grounds. Please allow extra time for parking on nights when there is an event at Adelaide Oval.

Performance rights for Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America exclusively licensed by The Yellow Agency, 16 Princess Avenue, Roseberry NSW 2018 www.theyellowagency.com