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MEEKA proudly presented by Hoy Polloy, Act-O-Matic 3000 and fortyfivedownstairs
“gripping to its end… a fascinating Australian true-crime story”
“An exceptionally well-written and executed play.”
Read an interview in The Age with Meeka writer here.
One morning at a Western Australian school in the outback town of Meekatharra, an Education Department auditor’s head is smashed in with a hammer. The night before, the teachers hit the piss at a barbie.
Why’s the auditor here?
The missing money?
To find out why the school was set on fire - twice?
Or is something else going on?
And what are we going to do about it?
In the days leading up to the fight, pressure builds. Principal McDonald’s unorthodox bookkeeping and managerial style is questioned. The two suspicious fires that struck the school over two weeks take on a new light. And why has an auditor flown in to appraise the school? Tensions rise amongst his isolated staff and loyalties are tested.
Country pragmatism versus city-based bureaucracy when the implications of McDonald’s leadership and the staffs' complicity come to a violent head in Meeka.
Bad behaviour isn’t confined to the school yard in Meeka.
A new play based on a true story. Book here!
Playwright: Dan Walls
Director: Shaun Kingma
Dramaturgy: Bridgette Burton
Featuring Keith Brockett, Christina Costigan, Liam Gillespie, Kelly Nash, Claire Pearson and Kevin Summers
Sound Design and Composition: Craig Tracy
Lighting Design: Jason Bovaird
Lighting Operator: Lindon Blakey
Audio Operator: Mitch Street
Costumes: Cathy Kohlen
preview: Wednesday 3 February 8pm $25
opening night: Thursday 4 February 8pm
times: Tuesday to Saturday 8pm | Sunday 3pm
concession (Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members): $33
groups 6+: $33
bookings: 03 9662 9966