We're Probably Really Really Happy Right Now by Ellen Grimshaw, St Kilda - What's On St Kilda
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Theatre Works presents

We're Probably Really Really Happy Right Now by Ellen Grimshaw

We’re Probably Really Really Happy Right Now is a wild theatrical ride through gender politics, power dynamics and individual aspirations. Using pop culture tropes, romantic stereotypes, contemporary dance, experimental music, neo-Commedia inspired vignettes, language play, freewheeling dialogue, irony, absurdity, role reversal, dance, and gender-bending queerness. The play will sweep you into an unpredictable vortex of minds and bodies!

Fear and restriction versus instinct and freedom. Can these forces co-exist from an individual, gendered, and cultural perspective?

The audience are taken on a spontaneous, frenetic journey that ridicules the nature of power, pokes fun at the severity of the tall poppy syndrome, and exposes white male privilege and normalised misogyny.

Inspired by performance art and experimental dance choreography, the play puts gender, capitalism, racism,sexism and social and economic exploitation under a searing satirical lens.

Surreal, irrational, non-linear, dynamic, volatile, high octane – We’re Probably Really Really Happy Right Now rejects tired relationship narratives, social stereotypes and conventional, gender-binary characters and psychologically driven action.

This play throws theatre on its head.

We’re Probably Really Really Happy Right Now is an incendiary reaction to normality, social conformity, and archaic gendered modes of behaviour.

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