Arts Centre Melbourne (ACM) and Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) present Passenger, a new theatre experience from 23 – 26 March. Audiences are taken aboard a moving suburban bus on a narrative-based journey that departs from and returns to the same location. This is theatre on the move.

As audiences gaze at the passing world outside the windows of the bus, they overhear a conversation between two fellow passengers through on board speakers. An original filmic soundtrack subtly seduces passengers into an alternate understanding of what they see outside and Docklands becomes a hostile frontier landscape.

Referencing Western films where cowboys respond to a lawless world by taking the law into their own hands, Passenger explores contemporary ideas of what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, and what happens when people decide to hold others accountable for their actions.

On board the bus, a mysterious female character entices a male passenger to divulge the unethical actions of his corporate employer. The layering of conversation and dramatic score against a shifting backdrop of the real world creates an intriguing theatrical experience. Audiences are left feeling acutely aware of the modern-day Western unfolding before them.

23 – 26 March 2017

Bookings and info: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au or phone 1300 182 183

 

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