by Finegan Kruckemeyer
18 June - 12 July 2014
It started around the time he turned 16. Everyone and everything started grating on Connor’s nerves. His mum, his dad, his teachers, even his best mate. Lately he just can’t help picking fights, slamming doors and flipping desks. Then his parents decide to dump him alone in a forest for a week.
As unpredictable as Connor himself, The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You tackles the ticking time bomb of teenagerdom. Behind its sly and smart-arsed exterior is a searching exploration of adolescent anger, bound to strike a dissonant chord with anyone who’s ever caught a whiff of teen spirit.
Siren Theatre Co presents The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You, by celebrated Tasmanian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed by Kate Gaul (The New Electric Ballroom).
Presented by Siren Theatre Co and Griffin Independent, in association with Inplay Arts.
Director Kate Gaul
Composer Daryl Wallis
Choreographer Ash Bee
Production Design Jasmine Christie
Lighting Design Hartley T A Kemp
With Emily Ayoub, Renee Heys, Michael Cutrupi, Natalia Ladyko and Anthony Weir
Supported by Riverside Theatres Parramatta through True West Theatre.
Previews 18 and 19 June
Season 21 June – 12 July
Preview Performances 7pm
Monday – Saturday (excl. Wednesday) 7pm
Wednesday 2 and 9 July 2pm
Saturday 5 and 12 July 2pm and 7pm
Approximately 70 minutes with no interval
“Kate Gaul’s production… is inventive, physically busy and well performed..it’s worth catching” Sydney Morning Herald
“This little zinger of a play is well served by Kate Gaul’s very theatrical style of production.” Sydney Arts Guide
“Entertaining and compelling, this is a show which should have broad appeal.” Arts Hub
“Kate Gaul’s direction is a celebration of youth. Her creation is energetic, mischievous and very vibrant.” SusieGoesSee
“The bag of theatrical ‘tricks’ that Ms Gaul brings to the production of this play is full of magic and brio. Colour and Movement, Colour and more Movement, galore. Everybody of every age will find themselves distracted and immersed.” Kevin Jackson
“Kruckemeyer creates a world that is almost hypnotic.” Denise Carter, The Cairns Post
“Under the sensitive and disciplined direction of Kate Gaul, one is seduced into the music of the text and the wealth of the imagery and the human anguish… the integrity and skill of the vision of Ms Gaul shines through.” Kevin Jackson, Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary
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