What’s On: Control (Observatory Theatre)

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9 – 11 June 2022

Queensland Multicultural Centre, Kangaroo Point

Observatory Theatre bring Keziah Warner’s dystopian blockbuster Control to the Queensland Multicultural Centre for a limited season in June.

Control was originally developed through the INK program at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre in Melbourne, and this production will be brought to life by a stellar Queensland-based team.

Control spans several decades, questioning ethics and morality in the growing age of technology. Big Brother’s gone into outer space, and someone is always watching. A revolution is coming, and the Museum of Childhood faces a crisis as rebellion brews outside. But lightyears away on New Earth, a programmer and their A.I. companion forge hope for the future of humanity.

“This show features some of Brisbane’s best up and coming talent at their finest,” said director Timothy Wynn. “The story spans three distinctly different worlds and it is an exciting challenge to honour and detail each one.”

Actor Triona Calimbayan-Giles said, “I couldn’t put this script down the second I started reading. This is not one to miss. It comments on a future that feels very plausible and real for us, and all the exciting and terrifying things that come with that.”

Control is directed by recent Matilda Award nominee Timothy Wynn (THAT Production Company) and features notable Brisbane talent Egan Sun-Bin (Queensland Theatre), Triona Calimbayan-Giles (BC Productions) and Nykita O’Keeffe (Lynch & Paterson).

For ticketing and further information, visit the Observatory Theatre website

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