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20–29 September 2024

I might spend my last moments asking someone if they want large or regular chips. I might die in this polo shirt. Oh my God I might die in this hat. They will find my fossilised remains and then carbon test me and find out that I was wearing this hat. Neon lighting has dried out your eyeballs. The grease has permeated your sneakers. You think you can hear salt. A group of fast food workers are just trying to get through another shift. They’re underpaid and overworked and the customers keep coming and time is moving backwards and they need to stop working. Work, But This Time Like You Mean It is a darkly surreal comedy about young people's first experiences in the workplace. It’s about having a good work ethic on less-than-minimum wage. It’s about perseverance when you just want to curl up under the counter and cry. It’s an unhinged, deep-fryer-dive into deeply human relationships, forged within the most alienating of circumstances. It’s fricken tasty.
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Synopsis

20–29 September 2024

I might spend my last moments asking someone if they want large or regular chips. I might die in this polo shirt. Oh my God I might die in this hat. They will find my fossilised remains and then carbon test me and find out that I was wearing this hat.

Neon lighting has dried out your eyeballs. The grease has permeated your sneakers. You think you can hear salt. A group of fast food workers are just trying to get through another shift. They’re underpaid and overworked and the customers keep coming and time is moving backwards and they need to stop working.

Work, But This Time Like You Mean It is a darkly surreal comedy about young people’s first experiences in the workplace. It’s about having a good work ethic on less-than-minimum wage. It’s about perseverance when you just want to curl up under the counter and cry. It’s an unhinged, deep-fryer-dive into deeply human relationships, forged within the most alienating of circumstances.

It’s fricken tasty.


CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE IS TRANSITIONING TO A NEW TICKETING SYSTEM

Your experience matters to us. Be enlivened by the ease.

Canberra Theatre Centre is transitioning to a faster, easier ticketing system, and you may notice some changes when you next purchase tickets with us. Read more about the transition here. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team on (02) 6275 2700 or email canberraticketing@act.gov.au.

Dates & Times

Friday 20 September 2024, 7:30pm (Preview)

Saturday 21 September 2024, 2pm (Preview) & 7.30pm (Opening Night)

Sunday 22 September 2024, 5pm

Wednesday 25 September 2024, 7.30pm

Thursday 26 September 2024, 7.30pm

Friday 27 September 2024, 7.30pm

Saturday 28 September 2024, 2pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 29 September 2024, 5pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Youth Theatre

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 100 minutes, with no interval

WARNINGS:
This performance contains coarse language, strobe lighting and haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for audiences aged 16+, or with parental discretion.

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
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