The Web

THE PLAY
The Web premiered at Albury-Wodonga’s HotHouse Theatre in 2009 and was subsequently staged for the Black Swan State Theatre Company in Perth.

Set in a rural Australian town, The Web is a contemporary drama exploring the dangerous undercurrent of Internet technology and how new communication tools impact upon people and their personal lives.

The Web is however far from a geek play.  It tells the tale of two fictional boys, headstrong Travis and introverted Fred, examining the nature of their friendship and the way friendship curdles into hate, through love and isolation.

In this contemporary whodunit lies are exposed and family secrets forced out in the open as manipulation, confusion, fear and prejudice grip and invade a sleepy outback community.

FAMDA’s ‘THE WEB’
THE CAST
Fred – Will Thatcher
Travis – Chenneth Weeraratne
Susan – Katelyn Hollins
Ivy – Jo Street
Sgt. Tukovsky – Andrew Farrell
Scientist – Evy Nye

PERFORMANCES
27 April – 5 May 2018
8pm Friday 27 April
8pm Saturday 28 April
2pm Sunday 29 April

8pm Wednesday 2 May
8pm Friday 4 May
2pm & 8pm Saturday 5 May

THE DIRECTOR
Sue Lindsay has written, produced and directed theatre and in schools and community since she was a child. As artistic director of BOObook theatre, she wrote plays for Theatre in Eduction, produced touring productions for schools and created theatre for all ages and histories.
Since coming to live in South Gippsland, Sue has directed Our Country’s Good and the Kids’ Adventure,  Androcles and the Lion for Leongatha Lyric Theatre and The Cocky of Bungaree for Wonthaggi Theatrical Group.
Her most recent theatrical foray has been directing The Visitors from New York as part of Leongatha Lyric’s California Suite.

THE WRITER
Kate Mulvany is an Australian playwright and actor.  As an actor Kate’s film credits include The Great Gatsby and numerous television appearances in shows such as The Hamster Wheel, The Underbelly Files, All Saints, Blue Heelers and The Chasers War on Everything.

On stage she has played lead roles with major Australian theatre companies including The Beast with Melbourne Theatre Company, Julius Caesar for Bell Shakespeare, Mr Bailey’s Minder for Griffin and Festen, Proof, A Man with Five Children, King Lear and The Crucible for Sydney Theatre Company. In 2017 – 2018, she won both the Helpmann Award and the Victorian Green Room Award for Best Female Actor in a Play for her mesmerising performance of the title role in Richard III with Bell Shakespeare.

Kate Mulvany is a prolific and successful playwright. In 2004 she won the Philip Parsons Young Playwrights Award for The Seed, a play  about an Australian Vietnam veteran and his daughter. Since then there have been over twenty plays including her adaptation of Craig Silvey’s novel, Jasper Jones, which has been performed in Perth and Sydney and also by the Melbourne Theatre Company.

THE STORY
The Web
is a fascinating exploration of isolation, friendship and what happens when social experiments go frighteningly wrong.
Set in a rural Australian town, the play explores the dangerous undercurrent of Internet technology and how new communication tools impact upon people and their personal lives. Lies are exposed and family secrets forced out in the open as manipulation, confusion, fear and prejudice grip a sleepy outback community.