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.