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7–10 September

HOW TO VOTE! OR, THE REPERCUSSIONS OF POLITICAL AMBITION AND PERSONAL RIVALRIES WITHIN STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND MEDIA ORGANISATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE POST-COVID 19 NEOLIBERAL UNIVERSITY INSTITUTION by Julian Larnach Director – Luke Rogers I’m addicted. I’m sick. I’ve been diagnosed, I’ve got all the symptoms and no amount of medicine or bed-rest is going to stop me from getting what I want, getting more of what I want, getting all of what I want. Power. Real Power. WORLD PREMIERE Election season is upon us! When the incumbent President of the University Student Council mysteriously steps down, new players must enter the arena. But behind the three-word slogans and non-core promises lies an underbelly of secret deals and divided loyalties, corruption and ambition; all designed to win the hearts and minds of the student body. Following an entire election cycle within a prestigious university, How To Vote! explores the treacherous political landscape of campus life, and what happens when you put the word “student” before journalism, politics and theatre. Commissioned by Canberra Youth Theatre, this world premiere whip-smart political comedy is set in an election year (topical!) in a city that’s definitely not Canberra (it’s totally Canberra!). Featuring a massive ensemble cast of university-aged artists, How To Vote! smashes together Secret City and Sex Education in an epic exploration of power and what it takes to wrestle it from your enemies’ cold, dead hands - all while scraping through your end-of-semester exams.

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Synopsis

7–10 September

HOW TO VOTE!
OR, THE REPERCUSSIONS OF POLITICAL AMBITION AND PERSONAL RIVALRIES WITHIN STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND MEDIA ORGANISATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE POST-COVID 19 NEOLIBERAL UNIVERSITY INSTITUTION

by Julian Larnach
Director – Luke Rogers

I’m addicted. I’m sick. I’ve been diagnosed, I’ve got all the symptoms and no amount of medicine or bed-rest is going to stop me from getting what I want, getting more of what I want, getting all of what I want. Power. Real Power.

WORLD PREMIERE

Election season is upon us! When the incumbent President of the University Student Council mysteriously steps down, new players must enter the arena. But behind the three-word slogans and non-core promises lies an underbelly of secret deals and divided loyalties, corruption and ambition; all designed to win the hearts and minds of the student body.

Following an entire election cycle within a prestigious university, How To Vote! explores the treacherous political landscape of campus life, and what happens when you put the word “student” before journalism, politics and theatre.

Commissioned by Canberra Youth Theatre, this world premiere whip-smart political comedy is set in an election year (topical!) in a city that’s definitely not Canberra (it’s totally Canberra!).

Featuring a massive ensemble cast of university-aged artists, How To Vote! smashes together Secret City and Sex Education in an epic exploration of power and what it takes to wrestle it from your enemies’ cold, dead hands – all while scraping through your end-of-semester exams.

Dates & Times

Wednesday 7 September, 7.30pm

Thursday 8 September, 7.30pm – Opening Night

Friday 9 September, 7.30pm

Saturday 10 September, 2pm & 7.30pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Youth Theatre

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 160 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and fog/haze effects..

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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Seating

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