Fast Food

RSAT-Fast-FoodAn original, poignant comedy that flips an ordinary day in a fast food restaurant, and propels us into the fantasies of its protagonists, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre presents the world premiere of Fast Food by Morgan Rose from 14 May 2022.

Fast Food looks at the gig economy through the lives of five people just trying to dream of something better. Some are there by choice, others just haven’t figured out what else they should be doing. Life starts to take on a new meaning when hands are busy… and hearts and minds begin to wander.

Real, intelligent and incredibly funny, Fast Food is a moving, exhilarating piece about the realities of the fast-paced, soul-crushing world of ultra convenience.

The world premiere of Fast Food is directed by Bridget Balodis (desert, 6:29pm, Jurassica), and features Red Stitch ensemble members Kevin Hofbauer (The Flick, Trevor, Tame) and Sarah Sutherland (desert, 6:29pm, Ulster American) alongside 2018 Graduate Actor Casey Filips (The Antipodes, Hydra) and special guests Isha Menon (Very Nice Pot Plants), and Chi Nguyen (Flake, Lotus).

This play was written as part of the INK writing program, supporting the creation and development of new Australian works. Fast Food is the second INK commission from playwright Morgan Rose, following her acclaimed work, desert, 6:29pm (also directed by Balodis), that premiered in 2017 and toured internationally in 2018.

Director: Bridget Balodis | Featuring: Casey Filips, Kevin Hofbauer, Isha Menon, Chi Nguyen, Ella Caldwell | Set & Costume Designer: Sophie Woodward | Lighting Designer: Giovanna Yate Gonzalez | Sound Designer: Danni Esposito | Lighting Design Mentor: Katie Sfetkidis | Dramaturgs: Tom Healey & Ella Caldwell | Stage Manager: Rain Okpamen Assistant Set/Costume Designer & Assistant Stage Manager: Max Bowyer | Assistant Director: Kevin Hojerslev | Writer: Morgan Rose

Fast Food
Red Stitch Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel Street, St Kilda East
Season: 18 May – 5 June 2022 (previews: 14 – 17 May)
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Image: Isha Menon, Kevin Hofbauer, Sarah Sutherland and Chi Nguyen feature in Fast Food (supplied)