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Ararat theatre fans in for an ‘Evocative’ performance

Ararat theatre fans will have a chance to experience a ‘compelling’ performance of ‘evocative’ Australian drama Hell’s Canyon early next month.  

The play depicts the journey of Caitlin and Oscar, two teenagers who find the need to escape the world around them by running away together.

Ararat mayor Jo Armstrong said a list of performances at Ararat Town Hall this year meant there was something for everyone who wanted to experience art and culture. 

“We’re so fortunate to have a world-class venue in Ararat, where artists are lining up to come and perform,” she said. 

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“Seated indoor venues are now at 100 percent capacity, meaning we can get back to enjoying theatre, comedy and live music at Ararat Town Hall.

“Tickets have just gone on sale for our second major post-COVID show.

“This is a great chance for students to see an award-winning and thought-provoking show written by a major up-and-coming Australian playwright.

“I have no doubt that the story and themes in Hell’s Canyon will ring true with the audience. Regardless of age, everyone has challenging moments – struggling through them together and coming out stronger is a part of living.”

Melbourne-based actors Freya Patience, Caitlin, and Benjamin Nichol, Oscar, will star in the play, which promoters describe as ‘full of quick-witted dialogue that juxtaposes the tension and humour of two young people overcoming adult problems while growing up in outback Australia’.

The performance will be on May 13 at 11am.

Playwright Emily Sheehan will host a question and answer session after the show.

Special pricing is available for student group bookings, with tickets at $12 a student. 

People can visit website or call 5355 0900 to book.

Cr Armstrong said while COVID restrictions had largely lifted for seated indoor venues, measures were still in place to ensure the safety of staff and customers.

The show is recommended for people aged 14 and older and contains sexual references, occasional coarse language and deals with sensitive themes.

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