THE LIES WE WERE TOLD

A Shopfront Arts Co-op Co-production

We grow up being lied to. Often for good reasons – so we can believe in something magical, to believe we can be whoever we want to be, or to shield us from pain. This is about those moments. When a lie is told, and the truth is revealed, and in that moment something is discovered, something that will change you forever, something that cannot be unlearned. From global conspiracies to childhood memories to the most personal moments of all. This is how we grow up. This is life!

Following our critically acclaimed partnership on 2017’s Dignity of Risk, ATYP and Shopfront Arts Co-op join forces once again to premiere The Lies We Were Told. An ensemble of young people aged 8-18 will share personal stories and verbatim texts, investigating the moments when it felt like you grew up in one day, or one hour, or one minute and nothing would ever be the same again.

Season 2020

Preview 26 August
Season 27 August – 6 September

Times

Wed – Sat 7pm
Sun 5pm

Matinees

Thurs 27 August and 3 September 12pm
Fri 28 August and 4 September 12pm

Venue

Shopfront Arts Co-op
86-88 Carlton Parade, Carlton

Duration

80 mins (no interval)

Ages

12+

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.”

Maurice Chevalier

Buy Tickets

Shopfront Arts Co-op

Full Price: $25
Preview/Concession: $18
Family $70 (2 x adults 2 x kids)

Cast & Creative Team

Devised by
ATYP and Shopfront Arts Co-op

Director
Natalie Rose

Image Credit

Art Director
Justin Stambouliah

Photographer
Luke Stambouliah

Make Up
Sophia Lee

Image subject
Nick Annas

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