Stone/castroPresented in Season 2 2010
Presented by Arts House and Stone/castro
7.30pm, Wed 11 Aug
7.30pm, Thurs 12 Aug
7.30pm, Fri 13 Aug
2pm, 7.30pm, Sat 14 Aug
4pm, Sun 15 Aug
65 mins, no interval
$25 / $18
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Adult concepts, mild course language, smoke effects, loud sound effects, simulated discharge of firearms, violence
Not suitable for children under 16
Superheroes, Stone/Castro’s latest contemporary theatre work, is a provocative reflection on Globalisation.
Meet six characters in a rest-home.
Isolated from the outside world, rivalries emerge as they regain their former strength and the various personalities vie for domination of their new territory.
As fiction and reality blur, they turn to saviours and heroes for hope and salvation. The fight is on to determine how best to steer humanity safely towards a new generation.
Who are the real heroes of the sky? The Gods, the Superheroes, or the fighter planes?
Since forming in 2003, Stone/Castro have written, created and toured their pieces to many Australian and European Venues and Festivals. Independently Jo Stone and Paulo Castro freelance for companies such as Les Ballet C de La B, Portuguese National Theatre, Chunky Move and the Schaubuhne- Berlin among others. Together they are recognised for forging unique humorous and corrosive contemporary theatre
Julian Crotti, Nick Bennett, Lewis Rankin, Jo Stone, Paulo Castro, Hew Parham
Supported by – Superheroes is supported by Arts SA, the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and through Vitalstatistix and Rodeo Premiere performance: July 2010, Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
Image by – Jo Stone