7 – 21 December 2018

PERPETUAL FRUSTRATION MACHINE is a raw thrust into the human drives of our desires, combining text and the physical discipline of circus. Co-creators, Stephen Sewell and Zebastian Hunter, have imagined a circus drama that explores desire for the unattainable.

“Our Desire, this destructive void seeks completion in our modern modes of success: recognition, money, violence, sex and domestic bliss. We all want everything and we want it now.”

PERPETUAL FRUSTRATION MACHINE features a startling array of acts – Glass Walking, Handstands, Contortion, Acrobatics, Aerial Hoop, Roue Cyr, Dart Throwing, Table Slides, Juggling and much more – all used to express the extreme depths of our modern affliction.

Comical, poignant, frenetic and poetic this joyous dance of daring circus invites you to cavort along with us as we seek release from this ecstatic prison of our own making.

“Absolutely astounding.”
THEATREPRESS

“Worth watching again."
DANCELIFE

“[has] palpable dynamism.”
THE 8 PERCENT

TICKETS
Full – $45
Concession – $37
Preview – $33
Student Rush – $15

DURATION
60 Minutes No Interval

WARNINGS
Adult Themes | Simulated Violence

Written and Created by
STEPHEN SEWELL
Director
ZEBASTIAN HUNTER
Production Manager
STEPH COX
Lighting Designer
RICHARD VABRE
Sound Design
IAN MOORHEAD
Set and Costume Designer
STEPHANIE HOWE
Production Manager/Rigger/Set Builder
WAYNE APPLETON
Artistic Associate
BENJAMIN SHEEN
Circus Artists
DEBRA BATTON, STEPHANIE BENSON, SETH SCHEUNER, ADAM O’CONNOR
Photographer
SEAN PARIS

Theatre Works presents

Perpetual Frustration Machine

By Stephen Sewell & Zebastian Hunter