State Theatre Company South Australia and Country Arts SA, in association with Flinders University present
By Emily Steel
Originally commissioned by Country Arts SA
We regret to announce that due to the closure of the Adelaide Festival Centre, we are obliged to cancel this season of Euphoria.
This decision has been made with respect to the federal and state governments’ public health advice in dealing with the risk of spreading novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Love, Loss and Lamingtons
Meg is busy and she’d rather not be. But sometimes she can’t help it. She’s holding a town meeting and her ex-student Ethan is there. He hasn’t got a job…he can’t help that either. She wants to start a new festival to celebrate everything their little country town has to offer. It’s going to be called “Euphoria”, which means “happiness”. And they should be happy, shouldn’t they?
With the festival barrelling towards them, Meg and Ethan come face to face with the darkest parts of themselves as the past collides with the present. Informed by real conversations between playwright Emily Steel and regional South Australian communities, Euphoria is a gently moving new work that will see audiences come together for a town meeting they’ll never forget.
Emily Steel is one of the brightest, most original voices in Australian playwriting today. With stealth and charm, she brings to life an entire town through two actors in this deeply felt and slyly comic portrait of family, friendship and people searching for connection and for themselves. Mitchell
Run time: 80 minutes (no interval)
Euphoria contains coarse language and adult themes, including the discussion of mental health.
This project was commissioned by Country Arts SA and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry of the Arts’ Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.