Education Show

Euphoria

21 May — 30 May 2020
Space Theatre

State Theatre Company South Australia and Country Arts SA, in association with Flinders University present

By Emily Steel
Originally commissioned by Country Arts SA

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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

Euphoria contains strong coarse language and adult themes, including the discussion of mental health.

Director

Nescha Jelk

Set & Costume Designer

Meg Wilson

Lighting Designer

Alexander Ramsay

Sound Designer

Andrew Howard

With

Ashton Malcolm
James Smith

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