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The Agony, The Ecstasy and i

16 Apr - 4 May 2013 // 8:30PM

PREVIEW Tues 16 Apr 2013
MEMBERS NIGHT Wed 17 Apr 2013
DURATION 60 mins
PRICE $15 - $25

Toyi-Toyi Theatre

Consider the picture above. It looks like it’s an ad. Well, it is an ad. But what is it selling? Maybe it’s that little red dress. Or perhaps those sneakers?

Sorry, we’re not selling shoes. But we are interested in where you buy yours.

This is a novel and powerful way of getting across an important message, and it has been carried out with a great deal of skill

– Theatre Australia

This new work by dancer Tarryn Runkel and actor Laura Hopwood is their response to gonzo-journalist Mike Daisey’s The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, the scathing and controversially misleading attack on Apple Inc. They’re asking: how do you live ethically, when everyone’s got something to sell but no one wants to admit the real cost?

The Agony, the Ecstasy and i invites you to see through the shop window, so maybe next time you’ll see what they’re really selling. 

Co-creators + Featuring: Tarryn Runkel + Laura Hopwood // Director: Cara Phillips // Production Manager + Publicist: Belinda Huggins // Dramaturg: Bill McCluskey // Set + Costume Design: Tessa Darcey // Lighting Design: Joe Lui // Sound Design: Tomas Ford // AV Design: Emma Fishwick // Mentor: Sam Fox