by Laura McDonald

11-21 September 2019

8pm Wed, Thurs, Fri, 2pm & 8pm Sat
$35 full | $30 concession | $26 preview & cheap Wed

A comedy for today

Two feuding sisters get caught up in a life of crime upon entering a reality simulation game in a rambunctious romantic comedy.

Don’t Hate The Player is a comedy for today, as fit for millennials as it is for their parents. There’s international romance, police raids, heart break and the complications that come with losing sight of where the game starts and finishes. Upon entering the virtual world, players must sign away their technological footprint. Every text, every google search, every post, accessible to all; everyone’s worst nightmare. The young “players” learn the price of free flowing information and just how undesirable the truth can be.

The play reveals the present day young adulthood that’s hidden behind the instagram posts and linked in profiles. On the surface it is akin to a Melissa McCarthy movie unfolding on stage; physical, quick witted, strongly linked to the texts surrounding it. However, the play’s interrogation of family, communication, and perception, will make you question what it truly means to relate to another human.

Don’t Hate The Player is simultaneously a good old fashioned comedy, and a representation of the times from which it was born.

Laura McDonald is an indie writer from Sydney. She writes for the screen and the stage, as well as making short films. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts in 2017, majoring in Film
Studies and English.

Writer/Director LAURA McDONALD


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