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Real life, it’s serious business

3.2.2013
Real life, it’s serious business.

WHAT: Rageface, part of the Wellington Fringe Festival
WHERE: The Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee St, Wellington
WHEN: 8 pm, 19-23 February 2013
WHO: Written by Adam Goodall, Directed by Adam Goodall and Andrew Clarke, Produced by Johnny Crawford.

Rageface is an acerbic ensemble comedy about the internet, real life, and one man's struggles with both.

Jason (Andrew Clarke, Summerfolk) is a guy with a lot on his shoulders. He's an awkward university dropout, working a job he hates and living with a volatile flatmate. Then he meets Brie (Alice Pearce, Deadlines), a girl who works at his favourite video store, and falls for her hard. With no-one willing to help him woo her, Jason turns to the one place he can trust for advice - the internet.

Except, with his position as top dog on the Nothing is Original forums being undermined by a new poster with My Little Pony on his mind, and his threads dogged by a persistent troll, Jason's internet life starts to collapse around him - and it might just take his real life with him.

Rageface is a black comedy that looks at our relationship with the internet and anonymity and asks what happens when the fronts we put up online start to clash with our lives offline.

Adam Goodall made his playwriting debut in the 2012 Young and Hungry Festival of New Works with the murder mystery Deadlines, directed by the award-winning Leo Gene Peters and praised by critics as "an impressive piece of ensemble theatre and a completely refreshing take on what can constitute a Young and Hungry play" (Samuel Philips, The Lumiere Reader). Together with producer and filmmaker Johnny Crawford, lighting designer Tony Black (Deadlines) and actor Andrew Clarke (Summerfolk), they are the Making Friends Collective.

Tickets to Rageface can be purchased from www.dashtickets.co.nz, our Fringe at the Gryphon Facebook page or at one of the many Dash Tickets resellers. Tickets are $15 for adults, with a $12 concession price and $10 for Fringe addicts.

Cast
Andrew Clarke
Alice Pearce
Jackson Wood
Aaron Pyke
Lydia Buckley
Ash James
Kesava Beaney
Jen Eccles

Crew
Writer/Director: Adam Goodall
Co-Director: Andrew Clarke
Producer: Johnny Crawford
Lighting Designer: Tony Black
Sound/Music: Flinn Flinders Gendall
Set Designer: Jen Eccles

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