IN a first time collaboration between Dreamhouse Theatre Company and playwright Lachlan Ervin, 30 youth ensemble members and young creatives present The Amber and the Ant at The Southern Peninsula Arts Centre.
After an unexpected internet glitch, a group of gamers find themselves on the strange island of Paseus. Is it a mythical place or a constructed game world? With no known passage of return, the gamers must strike unlikely allegiances, try to outsmart the Moon and learn the most unlikely of hominids can be bold.
The Amber and the Ant is described as an expedition into loyalty, the nature of power and the power of nature.
“It has been both exciting and challenging to work on The Amber And The Ant with Lachlan and the ensemble,” Dreamhouse’s artistic director Carole Patullo said.
“Lachlan and I met on set during an ad shoot last July and began the conversation about collaborating on a play that celebrates and embeds the voices of young people in the development of the work.
“After COVID isolation, it has been so important to come together, reconnect, share ideas, play and devise scenes that have led to the creation of a brand new play. It’s so affirming for the young people involved to know their contribution will forever be noted in future productions of the play.”
The Amber And The Ant, Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud, 7.30pm Friday 8 September, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday 9 September. Tickets from $10 at: trybooking.com/CJSRB