CRITICALLY acclaimed Ipswich based theatre company, THAT Production Company is kicking off its season with a revival from Australian playwright Adam J A Cass.
The performance in March of the play ‘I Love You, Bro’ sees them continue their collaboration with the Ipswich Civic Centre.
The play will be presented in the heart of the Ipswich CBD at Fire Station 101, which will be converted into a boutique performance space for this production.
Artistic Director, Timothy Wynn said it was always exhilarating for an artist to be able to transform a space and he was excited for the opportunity to work with the Ipswich Civic Centre in converting Fire Station 101 into a black box theatre.
Tim will be at the helm of this new production as director and it is excited for him to be directing two of the region’s most exciting up and coming actors who will be sharing the role of Johnny across the performance season.
Those actors are Nic Davidson and Jordan Stott.
The play is based on true events and concentrates around a Johnny, a lonely 14-year-old boy from Manchester with a troubled home life and a vivid imagination.
Johnny finds solace on the web in his online channels of chatter with faceless friends.
Johnny’s online world is turned upside down when he comes across a local teen from the real world in one of his chat rooms.
A fast friendship is formed in a web of lies that leads to a series of events with dark consequences.
Nic Davidson said Johnny’s story was complex and I’m stoked I get to explore every little facet of his story and character.
“It’s rare, finding a piece of work that truly surprises you every time you read it. That’s what’s so great about this play, it surprises you,” he said. ‘I Love You, Bro’, written by Melbourne-based writer Adam J A Cass in 2007 and was first performed that same year at the Melbourne Fringe.
The play has since had productions in Brisbane, Sweden, New Zealand, Denmark and Germany. Based on true events, I Love You, Bro is a modern murder mystery born from the digital age that has to be seen to be believed.
I Love You, Bro captures the essence of infatuation and the extremes to which some people will go to make their fantasies a reality.
The show will be performed from March 15 to 25.
Tickets are available through thatproductioncompany.com.au.
Seats are limited so don’t miss out on what I believe will be an edge of your seat production.