Quick Bright Things

You’re invited to play one of twenty teenagers in the final rehearsals for your school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mr O’Strate, the drama teacher, believes in absolute commitment to character. Now you and your classmates will discover: does art imitate life? Does the course of true love ever run smooth?

In Quick Bright Things, an audience of twenty roleplays as a high school drama class. They’re supposed to be rehearsing A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but the events of the play start to seep into their personal lives. Each player is given a character, backstory and motivation, from which the tangled web of teenage emotion slowly unfurls.


“Something that most artists can only dream of achieving… A complete riot.” – Honi Soit

Season Details

9, 23, 30 September 2017
2 hours
Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
Presented as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival

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Devised by Russell Kale
Directed by Jim Fishwick
Produced by Kendra Murphy