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Steal Back Light from the Virtual

A complex and confronting play

Steal Back Light from the Virtual is a prescient play by the award-winning playwright Caridad Svich, a unique and uncompromising voice never previously been produced in Australia.

Steal Back Light from the Virtual is a complex and confronting play dealing with themes of abuse, both physical and mental. The play explores lives of unprotected young people exploited by a powerful and successful journalist. Most of the characters are society’s underdogs, survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, hoping to improve their lives. They strive to survive in a harsh world in spite of constant oppression and manipulation by the rich and powerful. They rebel against their life predicament. They want to live, laugh, cry. They need to feel. They need to love and be loved.

The recent Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has brought harrowing stories to the attention of the general public, as well as an appreciation of the scale of the issue. However, to ensure changes are made and the community better understands the needs of survivors, it is important that the conversation continues – we are not at the end of the process but rather looking at ways to continue the healing. That often happens first in the arts and cultural sphere. This production of Steal Back Light from the Virtual aims to provoke those conversations in the audience.

Presented by East Coast Theatre Company.

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When

Thursday 9 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Friday 10 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 11 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 11 May 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Tuesday 14 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Wednesday 15 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 16 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Friday 17 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 18 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 18 May 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Tuesday 21 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Wednesday 22 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 23 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Friday 24 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 25 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 25 May 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Tuesday 28 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Wednesday 29 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 30 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Friday 31 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 1 June 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 1 June 2019 from 3pm to 7pm

Cost

Adult: $35.00
Concession: $30.00
Previews: $25.00

Accessibility services

  • Mobility access
  • People who are blind or have low vision

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