Theatre Works, VCA and wreckedALLprods Present

PROMISCUOUS/
CITIES

by Lachlan Philpott

9 - 12 February 2022

VENUE

Theatre Works

They’ve written endless songs about this city.

Can you feel the street’s pulse, how it rushes through your veins like a drug?

He’s in trouble, she’s falling in love, they’re cheating, she’s trapped and he’s alone.

But keep moving since we mustn’t fall behind.

Stay connected- don’t want to miss out.

promiscuous/cities composes a symphony of a night in a big city where each of us is frantically maintaining the myth of ourselves we’ve created. Yet underneath the vision of us we peddle on social media – like! – there is an aching distance between us. Playwright Lachlan Philpott asks: How can we know a city when we don’t even know ourselves?

This Australian premiere is performed by a group of actors just graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, who made the show – and did their entire training – for no live public audience. It’s hard to think of a group more attuned to the play’s concerns with the relationship between online and embodied life, connection and missed connections.

DURATION

90 MINUTES

WARNINGS

15+ TBC

DATES & TIMES

Wednesday 9 February, 7PM
Thursday 10 February, 7PM
Friday 11 February, 7PM
Saturday 12 February, 5PM

Written by
LACHLAN PHILPOTT
Directed by
ALYSON CAMPBELL
Sound Design and Dramaturgy by
META COHEN
Lighting Design by
EMMA LOCKHART-WILSON
Produced by
DIANNE TOULSON
Set design by
LEON SALOM
Costume Design by
CASEY HARPER-WOOD
Cast
VCA GRADUATES