WHAT THE REVIEWERS HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT LINES
"In this debut production from newly-formed Adelaide company, Theatre Republic, artistic director Corey McMahon has enlisted an excellent cast and technical crew, drilling this fast-moving study of class, power and masculinity to its theatrical best" Murray Bramwell, The Australian
"Theatre Republic brings fresh energy to SA’s theatre scene with its fast-paced debut production exposing the tensions and bonds of four young soldiers experiencing the rigours of army training" Greg Elliot, InDaily
by pamela carter
(Developed with Jay Miller)
PEACE IS JUST A GAP BETWEEN WARS
Four young soldiers lie awake in their barracks.
Their thoughts turn to war, to violence, to heroism. But on the inside, their minds wage a war on themselves and each other.
In 2013, after 12 years of war, the Australian Army ceased active combat duties in Afghanistan. What happens to new recruits, trained up and ready for combat, when there is no war to fight?
Pamela Carter’s thrilling new play is about young men who are searching for a sense of meaning, identity, security and family.
Who do we get to fight our wars? And how do we recruit them? These questions sit at the heart of LINES.
This is the Australian premiere of LINES
Featuring: Rashidi Edward, Matt Crook, Stuart Fong and Jim Smith | Director: Corey McMahon | Associate Producer: Sophie Bruhn | Associate Designer: Olivia Zanchetta | Original Design Concept: Ailsa Paterson | Lighting Designer: Chris Petridis | Movement Choreographer: Roz Hervey | Composer: James Oborn
THIS PRODUCTION HAS NOW CLOSED
This production contains nudity, simulated violence and occasional coarse language.
(Click HERE for rehearsal and production photos)