PRESSURE

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WRITTEN BY MATTHEW CAFFOE

DIRECTED BY MATTHEW CAFFOE & NICOLE REILLY

PERFORMED BY MATTHEW CAFFOE & NICOLE REILLY

Rumours get spread. People get hurt. Sometimes - things can end up going way too far. A modern adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, PRESSURE is a two-hander set in the style of Magical Realism to bring the characters of Miller's work to life in this story of a young man amid a circle of lies.

With select monologues from The Crucible that help parallel the narrative of PRESSURE and verbatim text from willing participants sharing their story, this show deal with misinformation, bullying, and mob mentalities that can quickly root themselves in school culture. History repeats itself in a myriad of forms: The Salem Witch Trials, McCarthyism, Popular Culture, and...

DURATION: 50 MINS

+10 MIN Q&A

BUMP IN: 60 MINS

RECOMMENDED

GRADES 9-12

AVAILABILITY

TERMS 1, 2, 3 & 4

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"The students loved the performances! I would have no hesitation in recommending Mashed Theatre to other schools."

JOHN HARROP, Good Shepherd Catholic College

CURRICULUM LINKS:  The Arts (Drama), English, SOSE, and Media Studies

THEATRICAL ELEMENTS: Magical Realism, Verbatim, Physical Theatre, Political Theatre, Eclectic Theatre, Monologue, Live Music

 

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