The Artisan Collective proudly presents the world premiere of
IF IT BLEEDS: the Christine Chubbuck story.
Written by Brendan McCallum
Directed by Ben Pfeiffer
“Television will do anything for a rating… anything!” – Paddy Chayefsky
Sarasota, Florida; as stunned viewers watched, well known presenter and TV anchor Christine Chubbuck shot herself on camera on July 15, 1974.
Television has changed the world. News anchor Christine Chubbuck can see that the potential of TV had become stunted; oversaturated with blood and commercial bullying. Whilst fighting her own inner battle with depression, she rails against her superiors about the output of the station, but her cries fall on deaf ears.
Her last story will be her biggest; a savage comment on the politics of programming, and a resounding cry broadcast to an indifferent world.
Written by Brendan McCallum and brought to you by The Artisan Collective, IF IT BLEEDS is proudly supported by the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund.
17 – 27 October
Wed – Sat 8pm, Sat 2pm
Tickets: $28 Full, $23 Concession
Bookings: 03 9660 9666 or online HERE
Gasworks Theatre: 21 Graham St, Albert Park VIC
TO WIN 1 of 2 DOUBLE PASSES to PERFORMANCE ON Thursday 18th OCTOBER 2012. Please email: IF IT BLEEDS to [email protected]