I Saw the Second One Hit

St Martins I Saw The Second One HitFourteen years ago, two planes flew into two towers, and like Romulus and Remus, ignited a battle over western civilisation. Was 9/11 the beginning of the end, or just another day?

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

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