Give Me Your Love
Presented by Arts House and Ridiculusmus
7.30pm, Wed 18 Nov
7.30pm, Thu 19 Nov with Post-Show Q&A
7.30pm, Fri 20 Nov
2pm, Sat 21 Nov
7.30pm, Sat 21 Nov
5pm, Sun 22 Nov
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Coarse language, nudity, smoke effects
“Subtly disturbing, genuinely funny, a theatre experience which navigates the spaces between psychosis and sanity.”
In a kitchen, somewhere in West Wales, a war veteran called Zach has withdrawn into a box. A friend called Ieuan arrives, offering recovery in the form of dialogue and a capsule containing 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine. He’s participated in trials for treating chronic PTSD with psychedelic drugs, and says he’s cured.
What follows soars into a psychoactive dream of delirium, trauma and supermarket shopping as the two men are parachuted into their own fractured pasts; their symptoms expressing the pathologies of a disturbed world.
Give Me Your Love is the second instalment of Ridiculusmus’s three-pronged investigation into innovative approaches to mental health. Informed by the latest scientific research, it explores the healing potential in altered states of consciousness.
Written, Directed & Performed by:
David Woods and Jon Haynes
Supported by – Give Me Your Love has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Sarah Walker