Imagine being in a relationship where you allowed yourself to follow your heart. Imagine being in a relationship that centres around the love of a band. Imagine following that love, that heart, that band and seeing that relationship disintegrate because… Well, because people do grow up and grow apart. That is what the play Deadheads is sort of about.
Written by Ali Viterbi, Deadheads is a play that focuses on the relationship between Sadie and Ethan, two huge fans of the Grateful Dead, or better known as, “deadheads”, who follow the band over a twenty year period. The play chronicles their relationship, exploring the effects of wavering love, disillusionment, and radical social change on the post-hippie generation.
The play cleverly uses simple props to indicate the year that they’re in, showing us the changes that happen in their relationship. I was enamoured by Sophia Simmons, who played Sadie this performance of Deadheads. She perfectly showed the emotions the character went through as she went through each life changing moment. Sophia truly captured the essence of innocence and wonderment when Sadie first entered college, full of hope, naiveté and so impressionable. We see how she slowly matures while her partner and love of her life, Ethan (played by Rian Howlett) stays that romantic wanderer.
Deadheads is on at The Owl and Cat Theatre from 21st June through to the 1st July. Tickets are $32 and bookings are essential as the theatre is a small and cosy venue that would fit in a limited number of people. Click here to book your tickets.
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