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Twenty Minutes With The Devil: by Gomez Romero & Manderson
“You see, my friend, I am just a humble businessman with a knack for success and no tolerance for failure.”
Half an hour alone with your worst fears and wildest dreams. No help, no witnesses, and not a minute to lose. When the crisis comes – what would you do?
On a lonely desert road in the dead of night, highway police Angela and Romulo are a team - sort of. Romulo is a shambles. Angela’s all business. But then they stop a speeding car and discover a man stripped to his undershirt and covered in filth. Oh - and a boot full of guns.
Part thriller, part black comedy, this play is inspired by events leading to the capture of El Chapo, Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, in 2016. But Twenty Minutes With The Devil transcends its original context, opening instead onto a world that is everywhere and nowhere, in an idiom at once strange and familiar. It asks vital questions about law, politics, and justice in the modern world. About the lives and decisions out of our control that seem to hold us all hostage. And the patterns that entrap us in other ways parents and children, myths and beliefs, childhood memories and fantasies of escape.
The fruit of a remarkable collaboration between two writers from very different cultures, here is a fable for the world we live in: a work which takes real problems in the world around us and gives them a vivid imaginative life. By turns suspenseful and reflective, witty, gritty, and poetic, Twenty Minutes With The Devil will grab you by the throat from the very first moment and demand that you, too, make a choice before time runs out.
Live or die, stay or go, trust or betray: we’re all looking for a way out of the locked room of the modern world.
Featuring PJ Williams
Direction: Caroline Stacey
Design: Imogen Keen
Lighting Design : Antony Hately
Sound Design : James Tighe
A Street Produced Professional Theatre Production
Street One | Reserved | ACT Health has granted The Street an exemption to go to 100% capacity.
As physical distancing may not be possible at all times patrons who feel uncomfortable may wish to reconsider their attendance
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The Street Presents
Twenty Minutes With The Devil
Friday 20 August (Preview) - Sunday 29 August
There will be a Meet the Makers Q&A held after the Sunday 29 4pm show with the Cast and the Creative Team.
Group 4+: $39.00
Mid- Week Special (Wed 25 & Thurs 26): $37.00