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Undertow

JasFair and Holden Street Theatres present

A couple are sitting on a Queen Ann style sofa in a luxurious living room setting. Both have removed their shoes, and the woman has her legs relaxing on the man’s lap with her head reclined, she is looking towards the man as he speaks, holding her foot. She is wearing a short, long sleeved red wrap-around dress, and he is wearing a three piece suit but has removed his tie and jacket and has rolled up his sleeves. There are two tumblers on the small mahogany table in front of the couple.



Undertow, the latest production from JasFair, explores the confusing and conflicting intricacies of love.

Relationships are tricky: fights, make-ups, break-ups - who hasn’t had things left unsaid or undone lurking beneath their relationship?

Winner of 10 awards in QLD Theatre Festival circuit including Best Play, Best Original Script, Best Actor and Best Director Undertow is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and feel uncomfortable.

Writer's Note

"It's a slice of life, really" Undertow's writer and actor Jasmine Fairbairn says. "I wanted people to feel like they were peeking into a living room window and spying on a couple with everyday problems. Who doesn't want to know how other people handle the things we all have to deal with?".


Praise for Undertow

"Undertow has many strengths. Fairbairn and Storey have an easy chemistry." - Faces of BNE

‘This is beautifully written piece that brings a forensic scalpel to a marriage at a moment in crisis. The two actors portray a couple who are each desperately fighting for their own identity and equally striving to retain their deep relationship. They do this with accuracy, humour, anger, frustration and finally love in fine performances from Jasmine Fairbairn as Rebecca and Clayton Storey as James’ - Margery Forde

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An image of a modern couch, house-plant and side-table setting composed perpendicularly and mirrored on the left and right. On the left a smartly dressed couple sit on opposite ends of the couch looking away from each other with sour and disappointed expressions. The woman is holding a glass of red wine, and the man is holding bottle of beer; there are empty alcohol bottles strewn at the base of the couch. On the right the couple are sitting together in casual clothes with their shoes off. The woman is resting her legs across the man’s thighs, and his hand is holding her thigh; they are looking into each other’s eyes and smiling, with funky pillows laid out on the couch. At the top of the image is written ‘Undertow: we sure are isolated out here’.


Undertow


Genre: Theatre

Origin: QLD

Rating: M

Duration: 60 mins

Season: 2019

Dates & Times:
12 Mar - 16 Mar: 9:30pm

Tickets:

Adult: $20.00
Concession: $15.00
Group (6+): $15.00
Cheap Tuesday: $15.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Arch

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. Accessible seating is available in The Arch.


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