“I will go. I will look upon the face of god, and ask him for the reasons why.”
So begins the journey of Lily from this world to the next in search of a reason to live.
Guided by the boatman Charon, Lily journeys toward the god of the underworld – who has abandoned the world to its own depredations – to hold him to account. Along the way, she meets monsters of the Stygian deep – prehistoric creatures from her family – from whom she must gain help for her quest.
From the anarchic, perverse and frankly ridiculous mind of Joe Hooligan Lui comes Renegade Productions’ newest offering – a miasma of fantasy, music, dinosaurs, and chaos. The Book of Life is a desperate and absurd search for how one should live in the decadence, the horror and the splendour of the First World in the 21st century.
31 January – 4 February
Studio Underground, STCWA
Origin: Western Australia
Company: Renegade Productions
For Audiences 15+
Writer & Director: Joe Lui // Producer, Marketing & Publicity: Jessica Russell // Co-Composer & Musician: Brett Smith // Performers: Jo Morris, Morgan Owen, Indigo Keane, Nick Pages Oliver, Paul Grabovac, Nicola Bartlett // Set & Costume Designer: Sally Phipps // Stage Manager: Katie Moore
The Book of Life was developed with support from Playwriting Australia.
Image: Paul Grabovac