What if Adam ate the apple of knowledge before Eve, would society be any different? This short satirical work, developed in residence with Crack Theatre Festival, is performed in French and examines exactly this. Audiences are invited to feast on a plethora of visual stimuli and sounds, as exaggerated caricatures come to life. Not only are we in the Garden of Eden but also on a beach along the French Riviera. Come and immerse yourselves in foreign sounds as we transport you into an absurdist world that is in fact all too close to home.
Written and directed by Genevieve Butler, Éden was devised over four days in Newcastle. Programmed by Crack Theatre Festival (now known as CrackX) under the umbrella of This is Not Art Festival (TiNA). The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the Setting the Stages grant awarded by Australia Council for the Arts. Performed at Wattspace Gallery by Matthew L Heys, Alex Murray and Emily Pierce. The live improvised music score was performed by Canberra based Happy Axe, and the cardboard designed were crafted by Brisbane based visual artist Camille Serisier.