Ask Audrey Ask Audrey
Archived

Steal Back Light from the Virtual

US playwright Caridad Svich explores lives of unprotected young people exploited by a powerful journalist.

Text size
Text size
Add to favourites

Steal Back Light from the Virtual

Date: 15 Apr 2019

A prescient play by US playwright Caridad Svich, Steal Back Light from the Virtual explores lives of unprotected young people exploited by a powerful journalist.

Most of the characters are society’s underdogs, survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, hoping to improve their lives. They strive to survive in a harsh world in spite of constant oppression and manipulation by the rich and powerful. They rebel against their life predicament.

“Caridad Svich is a unique and uncompromising voice,” says director Joseph Uchitel. “Her work has never been produced in Australia. Her writing is complex, passionate and confronting, but poetic, compelling and very funny at the same time.”

The castincludes Kitty Simpson, Ethan Gibson, Ryan Hodson, Brittany Santariga, Christine Aldridge and Garth Holcombe.

Content
American Psycho
Add to favourites
ArchivedHayes Theatre, Potts Point, Sydney 10 May - 9 Jun 2019

American Psycho

A pitch black comedy based on Brett Easton Ellis’ sensational novel. May contain traces of Phil Collins.

Blood on the Cat’s Neck
Add to favourites
ArchivedThe Bordello, Level 4 Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney 22 May - 1 Jun 2019

Blood on the Cat’s Neck

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Blood on the Cat's Neck views the world through the eyes of an alien observer, Phoebe Zeitgeist.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Add to favourites
ArchivedRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 29 Apr - 8 Jun 2019

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Hugo Weaving, Zahra Newman and Pamela Rabe star in a new production of Tennessee Williams' steamy classic.

See More

More to see

View All
Cyprus Avenue
Add to favourites
ArchivedOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 15 May - 8 Jun 2019

Cyprus Avenue

Playwright David Ireland hurls a grenade at the politics of identity and the madness of bigotry.

The Market is a Wind-Up Toy
Add to favourites
ArchivedOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 7 - 18 May 2019

The Market is a Wind-Up Toy

Follow Arvid Flatpack on a journey into the darkest recesses of the free market.

Small Mouth Sounds
Add to favourites
ArchivedEternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 3 - 26 May 2019

Small Mouth Sounds

How do you speak your mind when you’re forbidden to say a word? How do we address life’s biggest questions when words fail?

Folk
Add to favourites
ArchivedEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 3 May - 1 Jun 2019

Folk

Sister Winnie’s no ordinary nun. She’s feisty, irreverent and has a soft spot for a pint of Guinness.

Top