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Minnie And Mona Play Dead (Jeffrey Jay Fowler And The Duck House)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

Ostensibly about two friends who like to play silly games, this play explores suicide both from the perspective of people who have considered it and those who have been affected by it. The play blurs the boundaries between performance and process, exploring the impact of art on life and vice versa. This exploration of a heavy, difficult topic is delivered with skill and a darkly comic style. Minnie and Mona’s make-believe world often takes a dark and disturbing turn, hinting that all is not quite right in reality. The play-fantasy is frequently interrupted by real life tragedy, an emotionally poignant mix that leaves you unsure exactly how to feel at the end.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until Aug 25 (not 13), 2.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elspeth Rudd]