THE FLOOD is a philosophical drama/comedy. It follows four housemates, all twenty-something with their futures on the line. There’s Glenn, Karl, and the couple Damo and Sandra. For these unwitting heroes life lacks purpose, to each the world seems senseless and dysfunctional.
It is at this moment they drop into the centre of the 2011 Brisbane Flood. There with the waters rising, they are forced to reconsider their outlooks on life and the nihilistic holes they have each fallen into. The situation demands they have no other choice.
The Flood dares to ask questions that have seldom if ever been brought into the spotlight. In contemporary theatre it is common practice to simply show that the modern world is alienating, yet it is rare that a production will aim to show WHY this is so, or indeed HOW a sense of alienation might foster.
As a comedy The Flood is hilarious. Yet it’s only funny because humour allows it to probe. The Flood is no laughing joke.
The Flood is rated M. It contains Adult Themes, Coarse Language, and Drug Use.
- Tim Horgan | Writer/Director
- Thomas Bishop | Assistant Director
- Reba Ide | Production Manager
- Emma Turner | Stage Manager
- Gregg Goriss | Lighting and Sound
- Mitchell Cobcroft | Stage Hand/Crocodile
- Cliff Ellis | Glenn
- Jack T Murphy | Karl
- Briellen Juracic | Sandra
- Bernard Mina | Damo
- Robert J Mussett | Walter
- Sarah McSharer and Peta Zivec | Rescue Lady