Am I really bad with money, or is money bad with me? Is it possible to simply declare yourself an ill-fit for capitalism? How can we effect an escape from the oldest prison on earth: MONEY, HONEY!!!
In their new work, theatre-makers and housemates Cathy Hunt and Shannon Loughnane – too povvo to get a real venue – invite you into their home for a mediation on all things monetary. Erratically cycling through personas of the nouveau riche and rags-to-riches showbiz dames, spilling true confessions of self check-out sleight-of-hand, Hunt and Loughnane explore the shifts and compromises they've made in their lifelong tango with capitalism.
Examining ideas of worth, investment, transaction, debt, productivity and value, (I’m Going To Die In This Bracket) sees the artists expose their own poverty in embarrassing detail in order to reconfigure their relationship to money and necessity. Sharing their own cash – of which there is very little – the artists plot a rebellion against their reliance on industrialised affirmation and burn conventional definitions of worth to the ground. Forever!
Hey, big spender! Spend a little time with US.
This project is amplified by a City of Moreland Microgrant
Warning: Contains moderate coarse language, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction
'Raw and real and hilarious and relatable and wonderful.' -- Rose Johnstone, Time Out (of, "Hello! Hi! Quick Question... How Does an Adult Make New Friends?")
'Unpredictable, unpretentiously alive and quietly charming.' -- Yvette Turner (of, "I Was Depressed When I Titled This Show, Sorry").
'A heartfelt, honest work that invites you to take a moment and check in with yourself. A fanciful interactive experience.' -- Lara Kerestes (of, "I Was Depressed When I Titled This Show, Sorry").