The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes: Back to Back Theatre [Melbourne]
Thursday October 17, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3182
Harriet Devlin-Dunbar Glenda Judd
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About the Show
Five activists with intellectual disabilities stage a public meeting. Their goal: a frank and open conversation about a history we would prefer not to know and a future fast veering out of our control.
The ethics of mass food production, human rights, the social impact of automation and the projected dominance of artificial intelligence are here deftly woven into a compelling narrative that probes the unstable foundations upon which contemporary society is built. A theatrical revelation inspired by mistakes, misreadings, misleadings and misunderstanding, it is an unflinching reminder that none of us are self-sufficient and all of us are responsible.
Geelong-based Back to Back Theatre’s long association with the Festival includes 2016’s Lady Eats Apple, 2005’s small metal objects and the game-changing 2011 masterpiece Ganesh Versus the Third Reich. We’re thrilled to see what this world-leading company has in store with its latest creation.
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