[THEATRE & PHYSICAL THEATRE ~ WORLD PREMIERE ~ SA]
The Studio at Holden Street Theatres, Sun 6 Mar.
The performers of Prospect Theatre for Young People return this year to Adelaide Fringe with Stuck, an anthology performance made up of three short plays musing on the titular word.
Made up of a sci-fi piece drawing on the conventions of Young Adult fiction, a comedic look into the difficulties of school politics, and a study of youth protest, clearly inspired by the performer’s own engagements with movements such as School Strike for Climate, all provide a valuable view into the concerns of both these kids in particular and the headspace of many other people their own age.
The performers do a great job, giving their all to material that often demands a great deal of commitment from them. The staging is sparse but effective, and the hour runtime flies by, with each play (from three different playwrights) displaying an admirable economy of storytelling, especially considering one is by a first-time playwright, Jace Grummet.
This company continues to prove itself as an extremely positive force in the world of youth theatre, and I for one am excited to see what they do next.