Indi Theatre Favourites Are Back With One Of 'Those' Days
Sometimes the only way to deal with a bad day is to laugh at it. Or go to the theatre so you can laugh along with someone else's bad day. That's the idea behind That Time Everything Went Well And We Were Totally Fine - a new show by comedy duo Jennifer Piper and Belinda Campbell.
It's the latest offering from award-winning theatre company, Wit Incorporated, and it's being billed as a comedy for "anyone who's ever had one of those days."
"It all started out with me and Belinda laughing at some of the bizarre things we both do when we're overwhelmed," says co-creator Jennifer Piper.
"We wanted to create a show that looks at those horrible feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious or worried, but exaggerate those ideas until they're funny.
"We all do that when we're telling stories years after the fact, but it can be hard to laugh when you're in the middle of it all."
Based on their own experiences and responses from an anonymous survey, Piper and Campbell bring to life the gremlins inside all of us in a series of hilarious sketches, woven around a central story of two friends trying to have a night out.
"Even though we started with anxiety as the fuel for our ridiculous situations, this is not just a play about mental health," Piper says.
"It's about friendship. It's about all of the things that make life great, even when it's tricky."
Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray
8 pm Thursday to Saturday | 3 pm Sunday
$28 full | $25 concession | $15 preview
Doors and bar open 30 minutes before the show begins.
Includes a Relaxed Performance and Auslan-interpreted performance.