Grief Lightning: A Satire In 78 Slides

Dates & times

LIVE at Watch from Home:

Studio at Bakehouse Theatre:

House of Spaghetti:

PRE-RECORDED at Watch from Home:

Fokus Creatives:

5 Venues

Studio at Bakehouse Theatre

Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

House of Spaghetti

Level 2, 134 Hutt St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Fokus Creatives

Level 5, 18-20 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Content warnings

M

Age Suitability:

M

Coarse Language:

Occasional, Strong

Sexual References:

Occasional, Strong

Please note:

References to drowning
Discussion of sexual assault
“Glitchy” audio
Abrupt lighting changes
Fast-paced projected visuals.

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About this event

Part-theatre, part-standup, part-PowerPoint Presentation. One lecturer desperately tries to prove a popular 'Grease' fan theory: that Sandy drowns in the opening beach sequence and the rest of the film is her coma fantasy.

Over the course of 13 scenes, 78 slides, and a flood of custom animations, the lecture warps. Lost in a storm of conspiracy, the lecturer drags the audience down into a world of wigs, jackets, and surreal projection.

Through this postmodern journey through Reddit, film, and academia, 'Grief Lighting' explores ideas of gender, pop culture, and obsession. If 'Grease' is nothing more than a fantasy, is Sandy's narrative really the best we can hope for?

This work has been assisted by The Helpmann Academy and the SA Government through Carclew and The Adelaide Fringe.

Presented by:
Paper Mouth Theatre & Wickedly Good Productions

Wickedly Good Productions is a multi-disciplinary arts company that’s all about stories. Stories of recovering alcoholics, women commended for their work, about people who give a damn about the environment, and they’re always going on about space rebellions. Based on Kaurna Land, Wickedly Good is behind the highly praised podcast ‘WHY AM I LIKE THIS?!’, and are always looking for the next story to tell.

Paper Mouth is an emerging company creating work in response to contemporary myths and rituals. Walking a taut line between theatre and live art, Paper Mouth picks, scratches, and gnaws at the literary canon. Previous works have been described as “Vital and enlightening”, “Risky and lively” (Stage Whispers) and “The most unique theatre experience that I’ve ever had” (On Dit Magazine).

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