Join the ruckus

While a rugby league team in Lismore takes on the challenge of domestic violence, Norpa gives us a forum to look at Australia’s culture of sport, violence and sex with a confronting new theatre show and community discussion.

This Kind Of Ruckus is by Version 1.0, which is committed to making intelligent theatre about compelling real-life issues.

Violence against women in sport certainly fits the bill.

This Kind Of Ruckus draws on recent high-profile sexual assault scandals and accounts of relationship violence to present a confronting and unsettling show about the society we live in. A discussion between the cast and audience will follow.

“Theatre isn’t always about escaping, it’s about making us feel and think about important issues in our culture and the world we live in,” Norpa artistic director Julian Louis said. “In the show the cast aren’t just talking about what happens in other people’s lives, some of it’s reflective of what happens in every relationship, so there’s some very personal and subtle subject matter that will bring up things in the audience and make us question our own actions. It might ruffle feathers, it may offend, it might touch people deeply. At the end of the day though, it is entertainment, so come and experience this contemporary theatre with us.”

It is on once-only at the Star Court Theatre this Friday, March 12, from 8pm followed by the post supper club, convened by Echo editor Rudi Maxwell.

For tickets, visit www.norpa.org.au or phone 1300 066 772.


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