Directed by: Michael Henry
Length: 89 mins, World Premiere, Discovery
Sunday September 12, 7:00PM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 1, PREMIERE
Monday September 13, 7:45PM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 3, Press & Industry 1
Wednesday September 15, 12:15PM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 8, Press & Industry 2
Friday, September 17, 2:30PM VARSITY 8
Saturday September 18, 3:30PM VARSITY 7
Michael “Hank” Henry (Writer/ Director) Sept 7-19
Ryan Hodgson (Producer), Melissa Kelly (Producer) Sept 7-16
Michael Robinson (Producer) Sept 8-18
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In a remote area of the Australian outback, a middle-aged piano teacher returns to his isolated and empty house. Without warning or provocation, five masked intruders dressed in black grab him, tie him to a chair and force him to swallow a bottle of sleeping pills. They wait for him to lose consciousness and, leaving him for dead, get into their car and drive away. Having left a fake suicide note and erasing all traces of their presence, it seems like the perfect crime. Of course, it’s not perfect at all – and when the best-laid plans start to go awry, the already tense proceedings get ratcheted up.
Cast with the crème de la crème of young Australian actors, director Michael Henry utilizes this attractive talent pool to great effect. The nuances of the group relationship are deftly portrayed and as the execution of their plan falls apart, tensions mount.