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15–19 June

THE INITIATION Written and directed by Cathy Petocz There’s a place in the bush balanced between stone, sky, water. Past stars sending ancient light. You’ll find what you need for the initiation and you will come out changed. WORLD PREMIERE A double-dare draws six seemingly normal teenagers into the twilight bush of Black Mountain. As night falls and time keeps shifting around, they realise they are lost. When a knife keeps turning up, despite their efforts to get rid of it, they fear they’ll never come out alive. The Initiation is about the horrors of the early teen experience; that uncanny period between childhood and fully becoming an adult, and the scary things you feel you have to do to get through. Exploring teen horror movie tropes, real teen experiences, and the deeply spiritual site of Black Mountain, The Initiation asks us to find our way to the core of our fears in order to discover where the real threat lies. The Initiation is a new play written and developed with young artists from Canberra Youth Theatre.

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Synopsis

15–19 June

THE INITIATION
Written and directed by Cathy Petocz

There’s a place in the bush balanced between stone, sky, water. Past stars sending ancient light. You’ll find what you need for the initiation and you will come out changed.

WORLD PREMIERE

A double-dare draws six seemingly normal teenagers into the twilight bush of Black Mountain. As night falls and time keeps shifting around, they realise they are lost. When a knife keeps turning up, despite their efforts to get rid of it, they fear they’ll never come out alive.

The Initiation is about the horrors of the early teen experience; that uncanny period between childhood and fully becoming an adult, and the scary things you feel you have to do to get through. Exploring teen horror movie tropes, real teen experiences, and the deeply spiritual site of Black Mountain, The Initiation asks us to find our way to the core of our fears in order to discover where the real threat lies.

The Initiation is a new play written and developed with young artists from Canberra Youth Theatre.

Dates & Times

Wednesday 15 June, 7.30pm

Thursday 16 June, 7.30pm – Opening Night

Friday 17 June, 7.30pm

Saturday 18 June, 2pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 19 June , 5pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Youth Theatre

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 80 minutes, no interval.

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

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
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