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The Resistance — Australian Theatre for Young People

Prepare to have your perspectives re-aligned in this interactive play about friendship and ambition in a world of climate action and social media.
By Alec Jones
January 23, 2023
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By Alec Jones
January 23, 2023
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The fourth wall is an essential part of any story, but it's become more of a curtain in recent years. Performers and characters across media have made a habit of breaking it regularly to engage on a new level with the audience. Theatres have always led this charge, but a new show is coming to town that breaks the fourth wall so hard that it was practically never there.

From the talents at the Australian Theatre for Young People and Kip Chapman — creator of Destination Mars and APOLLO 13: Mission Control — comes The Resistance, a story about young Aussies trying to make a collective change amid a massive climate action protest. Each cast member has their own perspective and goal, and you're actively invited to add yours to the mix.

The creators are veterans of interactive theatre, and this is their most engaging title yet. You're encouraged to get as involved as you like, whether it's enjoying the show traditionally or going onstage with the cast – it's totally up to you. It's more than just a comedian asking what you do for work to warm up the crowd.

No matter how engaged you are, it'll be a show to remember. If you're passionate about climate action or young people making a difference, you're in for a treat. The young performers are telling a relevant and emotionally-charged story very near and dear to the hearts of people everywhere, so anyone can get behind it. It's all happening in the brand-new Rebel Theatre, which is located in picture-perfect Dawes Point.

The Resistance is a co-production with the Auckland Theatre Company, opening at The Rebel Theatre on Thursday, February 16 and running until Saturday, March 11. For more information and to buy tickets, head to the website.

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