19.11.2019

This Is Now - Seventeen

Year 11 Theatre Arts Production 2019

18-19-20 November 2019

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

Summary

This is Now is a short season of contemporary Australian plays that explore issues as diverse
as grief, family dysfunction, recreational drug use, change and growing up, friendship,
power, prejudice and othering and hope. Always challenging, occasionally provocative,
intermittently amusing and disconcerting, these plays collectively form a suite that invites
the viewer to consider the world from the perspective of Australia’s young people.

Seventeen Synopsis

Seventeen by playwright Matthew Whittet focuses on the lives of six teenagers celebrating
the last day of secondary school by partying all night in a local playground. As the level of
alcohol consumption rises so do the issues that have been submerged in the lives of these
young people. Love will go unrequited, friendships will be redefined and life will be forever
changed by the events of that night. For Mike, his little sister Lizzy, Sue, Edwina, Ronnie and
Tom the future seems a dangerously uncertain place; exhilarating and sad, scorching and
beautiful. Each character must acknowledge their past and come to terms with their
disappointments; accept the possibilities of the life before them and the potential that is
encapsulated in a singular sunrise that speaks of a new world waiting to be embraced.

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