THE YONDER Comes to Melbourne Fringe Next Month
A brand new lo-fi, sci-fi comedy from the team behind two Melbourne Fringe awards.
Earth is about to implode on itself. Passengers and crew board the very last flight departing to a desert planet, humanity's final asylum. Tensions begin to materialise about how deserved everybody's place on the craft is. This distracts from the real peril squelching up on them-space squid.
Together with Asian Ghost-ery Store and Salty, The Yonder is the concluding play in a series that looks at race, cultural identity and migration with humour and absurdity. This work is devised by comic Elizabeth Davie, actor Ezel Doruk and theatre maker Shannan Lim, who have trained in clowning with Phil Burgers, Deanna Fleysher and Philippe Gaulier.
The Yonder charts contemporary issues about borders via science fiction narrative, cephalopods and physical theatre. At its centre are the characters' entwined relationships and struggles for survival in dystopia. Children of migrant parents-Irish, Turkish and Singaporean, respectively-Davie, Doruk and Lim play a diverse cast of humans and aliens.
Venue Fringe Hub: Lithuanian Club - The Loft, 44 Errol Street, North Melbourne
Time Tuesday-Saturday 6:45 PM, Sunday 5:45 PM | Duration 60'
Price $15-$25 | Tickets melbournefringe.com.au, 03 9660 9666