Gorgon - State Ed
State Theatre Company South Australia presents
Gorgon - State Ed

3 May 2016 to 26 May 2016

Presented by State Theatre Company
By Elena Carapetis

An exciting portrait of teenage life by Adelaide favourite Elena Carapetis in her State Theatre Company playwriting debut.

Meet Lee and Maz. Best mates, invulnerable. It’s summer, their last year of school and they are going to go off. They are young and beautiful, tanned and strong. On one fateful night they are drunk and high, driving on the highway. Life shatters and only one is left to pick up the pieces.

Meet Lola. She looks exactly like Maz. Makes sense; she’s his sister. His twin. In the face of tragedy she’s looking for answers.

A theatrical thrill ride, Gorgon looks at the tricky dividing line between friendship and love, anger and grief. With a perceptive and sympathetic ear, it charts one of the most difficult moments of transition in life, from late adolescence to adulthood.

Elena Carapetis (The Good Son) has long been an on-stage favourite at State Theatre Company. Gorgon sees her take the next step in her burgeoning career as a playwright. In collaboration with director Nescha Jelk and rising star James Smith (This is Where We Live, Volpone) she promises to deliver a turbo-charged look at the struggle to love.


Commissioned by State Theatre Company through the State R&D program and the State Theatre Company Education Donor Circle.




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Session TimesDuration
Approx 60 minutes (no interval)