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Absurd Play: 'A Bucket Full Of Fire' by Darren Donohue

A Bucket Full Of Fire by Darren Donohue

(4m, 2f) apx 40 mins
Dawn approaches. Six people gather around a well and a bed. They amuse, torment and confront each other. Only the strongest among them will survive the night. Rich in humour and sharp wit, and buoyed by Donohue’s sharp and rhythmic dialogue, a disparate collection of characters combines to generate the build-up of a pervasive, unnameable anxiety that lurks right on the edge of the unconscious.

Absurd Comedy Play: 'A Little Box Of Oblivion' by Stephen Bean

A Little Box Of Oblivion by Stephen Bean

(1f, 4m/f) apx 40 mins Multi-Festival Winner
A woman puts a box down next to a stranger in a park, giving strict instructions before she rushes off, not to move, knock, tilt or open it. Passers-by offer suggestions as to what's inside, and what should be done with it - is it a bomb, a packet of deadly anthrax or perhaps a severed head? At last, exasperated by these highly opinionated people, the stranger shakes and rattles the box, only to be berated by the returning woman, who reveals all, much to their embarrassment.

Absurd Comedy Play: 'Loving Chopin' by Christopher Lambert

Loving Chopin by Chris Lambert

(2m, 1f) apx 55 mins
A struggle for intellectual (and occasionally physical) supremacy between a bigoted old judge, his long-suffering and manipulative wife, and their smooth, but somewhat subversive, butler.

Absurd Comedy Play: 'Mediocrity' by Anton Krueger

Mediocrity by Anton Kruger

(4m, 1f, 1m/f) apx 35 mins Multi-Festival Winner
Kenaf has just learnt that he's about to die and his life changes dramatically as he finally stands up to his domineering wife, the bullying brute and the condescending Doctor. British and Australian versions available.

Absurd Comedy Play: 'Revelations' by Darren Donohue

Revelations by Darren Donohue

(3m) 60 mins
The aftermath of a global pandemic. A city is in ashes. A hide-out in the deserted tenements. An old man commits an atrocity. A young man discovers it. Age and treachery is pitted against youth and skill. This lyrical play follows the reminiscences of a chair-bound old man who is attended by another old man, his keeper. We realise that all is not as it appears in this world, and that something dreadful is happening outside.

Absurd Comedy Play: 'Supersnout' by Jane Caferella

Supersnout by Jane Cafarella

(2m, 2f)
An absurd comedy about love and loyalty between a man, his wife, and their dog. When Julie and Tom learn what Supersnout knows about their lives they’re never going to be the same again. Andre, their chihuahua, breaks his silence to reveal his true identity and expose Tom’s infidelity. Julie is both shocked and horrified, and so is Tom’s mistress, Gloria. A comic look at the potential for disaster and it’s satisfactory resolution, at the whim of the family pet.

Absurd Comedy Play: 'The Bird Trap' by Darren Donohue

The Bird Trap by Darren Donohue

(4m, 2f, 1 jnr) 50 mins apx
An absurdist comedy set in a shady office on the day new employee, Max, first commences work. Already a strange place to begin with, events take a turn for the sinister as Max struggles to comprehend the dark business of the company. ‘The Bird Trap’ explores the connections between citizenship and industry, questioning the domestication of humanity at the expense of our imagination.

Absurd Comedy Play: 'Voices In The Rubble' by Darren Donohue

Voices In The Rubble by Darren Donohue

(3m, 1f) Festival Winner
Tony comes home from work to tell his wife that he’s been fired for being caught ‘in flagrante delicto’ with his secretary, and Avril thinks she just killed the postman; but then again it could be a case of mistaken identity. What unfolds is the story of a cheating husband, a want-to-be-away wife, love affairs, dreams of travel, dead bodies in a fridge, and more. Here we have forty years of marriage neatly compressed into 45 minutes.

Absurd Comedy Play: 'Waitin 4 Johno' by Darren Donohue

Waitin 4 Johno by Darren Donohue

(3m, 1f) 40 mins apx
An hilarious and playful take on Samuel Beckett’s classic play, ‘Waiting for Godot’. It is evening. A stop sign in a patch of urban sprawl. Tony and Jason, two loveable misfits idly pass the time while waiting for Johno to arrive with the address to a house party.