Something That Happened

Date(s) - 23 Sep 2023
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Bruce Gordon Theatre, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

Captions via the GoTheatrical! app.

After their genre-bending hit Trash Talk, this is the latest hilarious and thought-provoking work from The Strangeways Ensemble, Merrigong’s permanent company of neuro-diverse professional actors.

An international film company is undertaking a global scouting mission to cast a new musical film version of John Steinbeck’s classic tale, Of Mice and Men, and the audition notice has found its way to The Strangeways Ensemble in Wollongong. This could be their big break, a chance to hit the big time, and for their dreams to come true!

Set in the rehearsal room, the Ensemble undertake their audition prep with individual research, self-tapes and throwbacks to the Golden Age of Hollywood. But Steinbeck’s themes of friendship, dreams and our place in the universe are put to the test when it becomes clear that this opportunity is not as hopeful as it first appears.

Inspired by the history of representation of people with disability in film, Something that Happened is a funny and imaginative exploration of the quest for fame and inclusion.

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