President Bush said after the attack, “that night fell on a different world”. As the towers fell in New York, twin girls were born in suburban Australia … into a world that was irrevocably changed. Increased security, constant surveillance, loss of privacy - often voluntary through the use of smart phones, portable tracking devices, social networking and search engines.
Stunning, immersive and thought-provoking, I Saw the Second One Hit investigates Australia’s adolescent relationship to the US, considering the genetics of power, from the microcosm of the family to global politics.
Featuring twins Juliette and Madeleine Hemphill, I Saw the Second One Hit asks us to take a look at this different world that these twins, now teenagers, inhabit: their beliefs, their fears, their politics and their calisthenics.
Concept and Direction: Clare Watson Featuring: Juliette and Madeleine Hemphill Lighting Design: Richard Vabre Sound Design and Composition: Russell Goldsmith Set and Costume Design: Andrew Bailey Assistant Director: Katy Maudlin Dramaturg: Kate Prior
I Saw the Second One Hit
Tower Theatre – The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
Season: 4 – 12 September 2015 (preview: 3 September)
Bookings: (03) 9685 5111 or online at: www.malthousetheatre.com.au
For more information, visit: www.stmartinsyouth.com.au for details.
Image: Juliette and Madeleine Hemphill – photo by Hermione Merry and Richard Chambers