Making its premiere at Gasworks Arts Park 14 – 22 June, Glassbreaker Productions’ Two on the Night Train is an existential play in the tradition of Beckett, with a strong emphasis on lighting and sound to bring this theatrical style into the 21st century.
Two strangers wake up on a mysterious train one morning. They have no idea how they got there, no sense of their ultimate destination, and can only tell one thing for sure – day is turning to night, and the train is not stopping. For our characters, there are more questions than answers.
As the world goes dark, we see how their relationship changes and grows more complex, even as they begin to understand less about the world around them. For a world riddled with uncertainty, and a generation unsure of so many things, the question of what it means to be has never been more interesting, or more urgent.
Written and directed by Martin Quinn (The Bar, 2018), Two on the Night Train is an original work presented by a small collective of young graduates of Western Australia’s Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and features Katherine Pearson (Three Penny Opera, Diary of Anne Frank, Wentworth, The Gloaming) and Frazer Lee (The Gift, Best Actor 2017 – 168 Film Festival).
Two on the Night Train
Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
Season: 14 – 22 June 2019
Information and Bookings: www.gasworks.org.au
Image: Katherine Pearson features in Two on the Night Train (supplied)