The Epidemical Existence of a Personal Malfunction at the Age of a Twenty Something
Millennial frustrations are thrust onto the stage.
If you get through your twenties without experiencing a bout of existential frustration, chances are you are in the minority. The woes of the millennials are touted on every digital notepad within reach – and one never seems to be far away. We hear the rhetoric of how hard it is to be twenty-something so often, that we now routinely dismiss it. But a newly formed group of thespians wish to do just the opposite.
Fledgling theatre company, The Sunlight Liquid Collective, are using the experimental springboard that is Auckland Fringe Festival to introduce themselves to the creative scene. Grime might be the nemesis of the company's namesake, but Artistic Director Georgina Silk hopes to explore life's less than squeaky-clean side in their first show. The Epidemical Existence of a Personal Malfunction at the Age of a Twenty Something explores the highs - and complete pits - of trying to navigate one of the most ambiguous periods of our lives.
Personal Malfunction's cast of five will draw you down the garden path and into the intimate theatre space behind Westmere's Garnet Station. The homely venue lends itself to a reflection on everyday existence, and the show's long-winded title plays into what it means to be a twenty-something. You can throw a lot of words at it in order to create some depiction of meaning. But at the end of the day, we are all just making shit up as we go along.