THE STREET PRESENTS
HANDLE IT - A ONE-WOMAN PLAY
written & performed by Laura Jackson
FRIDAY 13 + THURSDAY 14 MARCH @ 7:30PM
SUNDAY 15 MARCH @ 6PM
"Brilliantly written and acted, this show is a thought-provoking and entertaining examination of dominant discourses about the internet, violence against women and contemporary society itself." Emily Dash, 2014
As relationships between young women and men are impacted more than ever before by the expanding world of the internet, seven "Gen-Y" characters battle with evolving ideas of relationships and sexuality.
Are we becoming desensitised?
Are we just bodies?
Are we safe?
The real question is: Can we handle it?
"Against a sinister backdrop of social media projections and through a series of revealing monologues, we are introduced to each of the characters. Each of these is brought to life with tremendous nuance and flair." Emily Dash 2014
"Handle It - A One Woman Play" is the creative product of emerging playwright and performer Laura Jackson, and centres on the story of Kelsey Armitage, an eighteen year old university student who experiences first hand the effects of social media on the lives of young women.
"Not for the faint of heart, Handle It is an avant-garde reflection on the sexual health of generation Y." Brooke Clarke, 2011
Expect some laughs, some shivers, and to walk away thinking.
"Laura Jackson has written a stunning piece of theatre that is both thought provoking and effortlessly entertaining. The performance delivered by the young playwright reveals a certain wisdom and insightful maturity well beyond her years." Louise McIntosh, 2014
Street 2 - unreserved | Duration - 60 minutes, no interval.
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> 18.03.2015 Dan Sultan
> 21.03.2015 Fuck Decaf
> 21.03.2015 Inflorescence
> 21.03.2015 Speakerbox
> 22.03.2015 10 Years of hellosQuare
> 27.03.2015 Darren Hanlon + The Band
> 28.03.2015 The Idea Of North
> 09.04.2015 Mavis Staples
> 10.04.2015 Tubular Bells For Two
> 17.04.2015 Jordie Lane + Special Guests
> 18.04.2015 Khan Manuel
> 10.05.2015 Baby et Lulu
> 15.05.2015 The Pigs
> 16.05.2015 Ian Moss
> 17.05.2015 Twenty Years Of FourPlay
> 20.05.2015 All This Living!
> 23.05.2015 Don Juan
> 30.05.2015 Capital Jazz Project
> 13.06.2015 Christine Anu
> 03.07.2015 Head Full Of Love
> 18.07.2015 Damien Leith
> 21.07.2015 Dylan Thomas: Return Journey
> 20.09.2015 The Confidence Man
> 23.10.2015 Cash 60