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Joh Hartog Productions
Bakehouse Theatre


Written By: Marius von Mayenburg
Directed By: Joh Hartog

Everything is what it seems, until it isn’t…

An outrageous comedy in which absolutely nothing is what it appears! Perplex is about the capriciousness of reality, asking the serious questions about art, people and the meaning of it all, breaking the fourth wall to question theatre (and life) itself.

If you liked “Six Characters in Search of an Author”, are fond of Stoppard, Nietzsche and Beckett, then this play is for you! If you have never heard of these authors, but enjoy a rollicking good laugh, then this play is still for you!

In what may seem at first glance like a fairly simple plot of mistaken identity, everything is what it seems until it isn’t. A couple returns from holiday to find that their flat is strangely off-centre. There is nothing that they can really pin-point, (apart from falling over furniture which is not quite where they left it) but things are definitely out of place. Maybe this is just how things seem when you have asked your friends to house-sit for you, and they have made your home their own while you have been away. Enter friends, but they are acting very strangely too. Just what is going on?

“Maybe it’s the perfect play for the Age of Trump. Either because do-your-head-in absurdism feels bracingly helpful, or because what else is there to do but laugh? If you’re up for either, check it out” (Pantograph-punch - snippet from the review of Sydney Theatre Company’s Production)

Approx. Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages: 16+

Performance Dates:
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Opening night:
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, 17 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 25 August 2018 - 8:00pm

The Bakehouse Theatre (Main Theatre)
255 Angus Street Adelaide 5000


Adults $30, Conc $25, Fringe Members $25, Groups (6+) $25, Preview $20, High School Students $18