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20 - 29 August 2021

Twenty Minutes With The Devil: by Luis Gómez Romero & Desmond 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.

 

Starring PJ Williams,  Joanna Richards and Raoul Craemer
 

Direction: Caroline Stacey

Design: Imogen Keen

Lighting Design : Antony Hateley

Sound Design : James Tighe

 

A Street Produced Professional Theatre Production

 

Read More: BMA 

 

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. 

Check In CBR APP must be used by patrons on Arrival. Click here for more information on COVID 19 venue safety.

 

The Crisis of Justice in the Modern World  

Discussion and Q&A session 

Thursday 26th of August at 6.15-7.15pm  

 

Join us for a facilitated discussion led by playwright Desmond Manderson as he talks with panel members about the crisis of justice and politics in the modern world.  

Covering topics such as harm reduction, global drug wars, social inequity, corruption and gender and violence -  we invite you to be part of this stimulating conversation and hear how these thought provoking themes are woven in and amongst the thrilling fable of Twenty Minutes with the Devil.  

 

“These issues are not removed from us, but something that is happening here too.” Des Manderson 

 

Panelists: Playwrights, Desmond Manderson & Luis Gómez Romero

Associate Professor David Caldicott | Emergency spokesperson for the Australian Science Media Centre on issues of illicit drug use and the medical response to terrorism and disasters. 

 

RSVP for the event at RSVP@thestreet.org.au

More information

The Street Presents
Twenty Minutes With The Devil

Saturday 21 - Sunday 29 August

Friday 20 August (Preview)

There will be a Meet the Makers Q&A held after the Sunday 29 4pm show with the Cast and the Creative Team. 

Tickets
Standard: $45.00
Concession: $42.00 
Group 4+: $39.00 
Student: $35.00
Mid- Week Special (Wed 25 & Thurs 26): $37.00

 

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

Directions & Map

Monday - Friday

10am - 3pm

 

Also opens

1.5 hours prior

to performance.

 

02 6247 1223
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