Theatre

Myth, Propaganda and Disaster and the Heirs of America

An all new equally tense sequel to a classic Australian political thriller.

  • Dates 14 - 22 Oct
  • Time 7:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm (1 hour 20 minutes)
  • Venue La Mama Courthouse
$30.00
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A digital composition of the twin towers emerging out of wreckage superimposed on a young woman's face.

Image Credit: Television is Furniture

  • Written and Directed by: Robert Reid

Certain books unlock dangerous courses of action. Bad fiction, cursed literature, they attract terrible things to them. Terrible people. Believers.

Robert Reid returns to the prophetically dark political landscape of Stephen Sewell’s original in this psychologically charged thriller.

It is 2016 and Sophie, studying law in Melbourne, is desperate to impress her new lecturer, Marguerite. With the help of her new online boyfriend, Marc, Sophie uncovers an unpublished work by Marguerite's mentor. A book called Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America by Talbot Finch.

Sophie is also an active political blogger and her most recent posts have drawn the attention of a local far right group calling itself the Athene Society.

Though the events of 9/11 are becoming distant memories, their impact reverberates in the world even now. Dark fears have spread and ancient hatreds have returned.

Brave as she is, Sophie may not be ready for what she finds when she opens that book.

Presented as part of a 20th Anniversary celebration of the original production in 2003 along with the original, written by Stephen Sewell, Myth Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America.

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