Nikola and I

Theatre / Performance Art
SA
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Meet Nik, Ola and “I”. They’re in a sort of shamanic Dramedy… Like this absurd existential crisis... that makes sense…right?

Following his successful 2017-18 tour of Adelaide, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Perth, David Geddes presents his intelligent, weird and heart-felt show, Nikola and I, for this year’s Adelaide Fringe. A shaman rips the fabric of space and time and takes us into ‘inner space’. “I” Is caught somewhere in between the past experiments of Nikola Tesla (Nik) and a psychedelic spirit guide (Ola) your queer Trans Dimensional Travel agent. Bumbling his way through moving out of home, earning a living and compromising his dreams he feels deeply conflicted when he discovers the altruistic actions of Nikola Tesla contrasted with an egoistic modern world. Unsettled by this, ‘I’ struggles to understand what the frac consciousness, quantum physics, psychedelics and spirituality have to do with it all. However, profound insights seem not so useful when the hard reality finally kicks in…but which reality is that, exactly?

Inspired by Nikola Tesla’s dreams and world changing contributions to humanity & the Shamanic Journey within. Come for a laugh, stay for a thought but leave filled to the utter brim with Love, Light and Questions!

"It's passionate, funny and informative"★★★★ The Advertiser, Adelaide 2017

“David’s magnetic personality draws you into his world…for 70 minutes of riveting theater”– Independent theater association Perth 2018

"…would have to be one of the most intelligent shows of this year’s Fringe” – Heesom Casting Adelaide 2017

"David Geddes is simply magnificent and his comic timing is hilarious” - Theatre Review Adelaide 2014

Presented by:
Geddes and Fay

David Geddes has 4 years industry experience and has spent 7 years formally Acting, he is a Graduate from The Adelaide College of Arts (2013) The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in NYC (2016) and the Pochinko Clown Method Canada Manitoulin Island (2016). His debut one man theatre show HIM was the winner of the weekly emerging Artist Fringe Award for 2015 and was afterwards bought and flown to the inaugural Glitter festival in the Gold coast through the Honey Pot program.
30 years experience Gail trained at the NTDS, Melbourne. But had already been immersed in the world of theater and music, performing, directing and producing productions in Melbourne as well as managing rock bands, a professional theater company and her own graphic design company, winning the 2000 Australian Achiever Awar

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Adelaide Botanic Garden

An idyllic and peaceful black box theatre, an outdoor rose garden bar by Blanco, and views of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens lake and the Conservatory. With ample parking on Hackney road (next to the Wine Centre), the Noel Lothian Hall is not your typical fringe venue. Home to a season of theatrical events, curated by Artistic Director Joanne Hartstone (The Bunker Trilogy, My Name Is Saoirse, The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign) and run by South Australian Artists. The Noel Lothian Hall is a blank canvas for theatre performers (a bricks and mortar building with modern technical capabilities, silence and blackout!) and a gorgeous retreat for patrons from the busy bustle of the fringe.

Enter via Goodman Gates off Hackney Rd, (next to Wine Centre Car Park), Adelaide, SA, 5000

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Dream Well

Overlooking North Adelaide’s Wellington Sq. Space is a gutted out room from a local’s house converted into a small quirky and intimate BLACK BOX THEATHER. Intention- to foster creative partnerships in any genre and provide a very affordable place to share and support each other with meaningful positive work. Shows that are interested in this supper cheap deal should be trying to dream deep, dream big and dream good Dimensions: (With no rigging) 5.2m wide, 4.3m deep, 3.2m high. Capacity: 25-30 Tech: Smoke machine, tech desk, light rigging: includes, blackout, single spot light, L.E.D lamps for general colour states/ washes and a PA sound system. Rates: by discussion with the organizer David Geddes. Because it’s a private house; rates for venue hire will be about how collectively performers can contribute to what the whole needs. Main expense would include marketing, tech hire and front of house or teaching each other’s shows. Aim is for artist to keep as much of their profits as possi

57 Wellington Sq, North Adelaide, SA, 5006

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87 King William Rd, Unley SA 5061

The Zen Den at Dream Well

57 Wellington Sq, North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Noel Lothian Hall at Adelaide Botanic Garden

Enter via Goodman Gates off Hackney Rd, (next to Wine Centre Car Park), Adelaide, SA, 5000

Venue

The Zen Den at Dream Well

57 Wellington Sq, North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Noel Lothian Hall at Adelaide Botanic Garden

Enter via Goodman Gates off Hackney Rd, (next to Wine Centre Car Park), Adelaide, SA, 5000

Content Warnings

Coarse Language: Mild

Sexual References: Mild

Age Suitability: PG

Depicts Violence: Mild

Other Warnings: Strobe Lighting. Smoke Effects. Loud Noises.