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Music by Jane Bodie

$9.95

THIS IS A DIGITAL PUBLICATION


THEMES: Mental Illness, Friendship
LENGTH: 90 Minutes
CHARACTER AGES: 30s
CAST SIZE: 4
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adults


Music offers a sharp critique of the way mental illness is perceived today.

Description

Jane Bodie’s Music is a surprising and surprisingly funny story of people connecting and colliding, as two actors blunder their way into Adam’s life, causing untold damage to him as a result.

SYNOPSIS

Actors researching a theatre project befriend a seemingly quiet and ordinary man named Adam. In reality, Adam’s unexceptional existence is carefully calibrated — a precarious sideways tightrope-walk over his mental illness. Now, Adam’s new friends are at risk of throwing his life dangerously off balance. And there’s every chance they’ll go down with him. Music offers a sharp critique of the way mental illness is perceived today and examines the dangerous consequences of raiding people’s personal lives in the name of art.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Music was first produced by Griffin Theatre Company and Stories Like These as part of Griffin Independent at SBW Stables Theatre premiering on April 2, 2014.

ISBN: 978 1 921390 99 9

Reviews

"There are lots of great tracks played during Music, Jane Bodie’s powerfully claustrophobic play, but the most disturbing music is playing in the unknowable mind of her mentally ill protagonist, Adam. It’s a devastating portrait of confusion, pain and lost identity."

Stage Whispers , 2014

"Jane's new play offers a sharp critique of the way that mental illness is portrayed and examines the consequences that can come from researching an individual in the name of art."

Curtis Brown

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