Back to Back Theatre
Presented by Arts House and Back to Back Theatre
7pm, Fri 3 Aug
7pm, Sat 4 Aug
2pm,Sun 5 Aug
Performance: 40 minutes
Forums: 60 minutes
Performances every ten minutes from 7pm, followed by the post performance forum at 8.30pm.Performances every ten minutes from 2pm, followed by the post performance forum at 3.30pm.
Fri 3 Aug – Provocation with Scott Stephens
Sat 4 Aug – Belief with Dr. Rachael Kohn
Sun 5 Aug – Morality with Peter Mares
$25 / $20
Ticket price includes admission to post-performance forum.
36 Courtney St,
Themes and subject matter not suitable for persons under the age of 18. Performance explores moralistic and political views that may be sensitive to some. Also contains loud music, strobe lighting, fake blood and very loud effects.
Using a staged performance of Hell House as a catalyst for discussion, Geelong’s world-renowned Back to Back Theatre invites you to three community forums on Provocation, Belief and Morality.
Every year in the USA’s Bible belt, thousands of Christians engage in a unique form of community theatre via a modern-day morality play called Hell House. Written by Baptist Minister, Pastor Keenan Roberts, the performance takes the form of a haunted house tour, with each room themed around a sin – such as drug-taking, pre-marital sex, abortion, drink-driving or homosexuality. Designed to scare young audiences into confirming their commitment to Christianity, Hell House presents a black-and-white moral world where a wrong decision will send you to hell.
Performed by 40 community actors from Geelong and south-west Victoria, Back to Back Theatre will stage Hell House as a museum would exhibit a cultural or religious artefact. This event is a presentation of a recruitment drive for evangelical belief. It is also a public discussion about matters important to us all.
Scott Stephens, Dr. Rachael Kohn, Peter Mares
Mark Cuthbertson, Emily Barrie
Supported by – Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Arts Victoria, City of Greater Geelong, TAC, Give Where You Live, Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, Perpetual Trustees and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Jeff Busby