Minneapolis

Will O’Mahony
Upcoming
28–31 July
Subiaco Arts Centre
Perth, WA

Ever said something online you wish you could take back?

Boy is in hiding. He’s become the wrong kind of famous after a careless comment sparked a shitstorm in the twitterverse. Now the internet wants his blood.

Stuck at home and cut-off from the world, Boy has almost lost all hope when he gets an unlikely knock at the door.

But when your past deeds are only a google away, can you ever be truly forgotten?

Produced by Performing Lines WA, this subversive and comic boy-meets-girl thriller explores the limits of privacy, forgiveness and redemption.

 

Directed by Frances Barbe and Will O’Mahony, the show features acclaimed performer and broadcaster Andrea Gibbs, leading drummer Liam Hickey and exciting newcomer Tobias Muhafidin.

Minneapolis takes an unflinching look at the faultlines in our contemporary culture; an exploration of masculinity, hate-speech, and the grey space that separates the public and the private.

The inspiration

“Many years ago I was at dinner with some friends.” explains Will O’Mahony. “We were talking about Groundhog Day, the classic 90’s comedy starring Bill Murray about a jaded weatherman who finds himself trapped living the same day over and over and over again. A question was posed to the group: if you found yourself in his situation, knowing that in 24 hours all would be reset, what would you do? One by one we went around answering the question. Dumb stuff. Bungee jumping without a cord etc. But suddenly the group fell silent. Someone said something so awful, so shocking, so reprehensible and abominable and monstrous that it almost destroyed our friendship.”

Credits

Creator
Will O’Mahony

Director
Frances Barbe

Performers
Andrea Gibbs
Tobias Muhafidin
Will O’Mahony

Drummer and Sound Designer
Liam Hickey

Set and Costume Designer
Kaitlin Brindley

Set Realisor & Costume Designer
Amalia lambert
 

Sound and Lighting Designer
Joe Lui

Production Manager
Ben Nelson

Stage Manager
Isabella Taylor

Produced by
Performing Lines WA

Current dates & tickets

28–31 July
Subiaco Arts Centre
Perth, WA
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Information for Presenters

Following inclusion in Playwriting Australia’s National Play Festival and a nomination for the prestigious Griffin Award, Minneapolis is ready for premiere.

Melanie Julien-Martial Associate Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Minneapolis is one of the four projects supported by the Theatre Development Initiative in 2019, a grant program provided by the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to support high-quality professional theatre productions in the mid-tier sector.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of our First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.