Do you love the theatre? Here at MSL we love all forms of theatre and Maggie is always up to date with the must see plays around the city. Tonight, ArtStreaming TV is streaming live ‘It Just Stopped’ from the Orange Tree Theatre. Log in here at 7:30pm and enjoy this marvellous play for just £2 from the comfort of your own home.
About the play:
“So, is it the end of the world or what?”
“The televison didn’t work…. that’s when I knew it was the end.”
Life is seductively comfortable for Franklin and Beth in their luxury 47th floor apartment. But what would happen and what might come in from the outside world if everything just stopped?
No electricity – so no computer, no coffee, no air-conditioning, no lift, no TV and the mobile isn’t charged. At first its rather fun. But as time passes maybe this isn’t just a temporary glitch. It can be hard to see things clearly from the 47th floor. And then there is a knock on the door….
What are our values and what will happen to them when the world faces cataclysmic change?
A funny and piercing allegory for our times by Stephen Sewell, whose Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Comtemporary America packed the Orange Tree in 2004 and won more awards than any play in Australian history.
“To describe Stephen Sewell’s dark comedy as a cautionary tale does it scant justice, given the anger and apocalyptic vision driving its mayhem and fun. It Just Stopped is a whimsical, argumentative, satirical and deeply serious play – among Sewell’s finest.” Sydney Morning Herald.
Estimated running time: 2 hours 10 mins (including interval)
Written by: Stephen Sewell
Directed by: David Antrobus
Cast: John Bowler, Cate Debenham-Taylor, Joseph Kloska and Emma Pallant