Perceptive social commentary
Huxley’s superdrug is given a radical reinterpretation… an almost vicious refusal to permit its audience to become bored.
YOU LOOK UNHAPPY. I KNOW WHAT YOU NEED.
Set in a brave new world where a sophisticated, designer drug is now legal and prolilific. SOMA is about a culture addicted to entertainment.
East Germany, 1967, a scientist discovers a drug that will make all anxiety disappear, and only happiness remain. With no side-effects, no after effects: it’s the perfect drug.
It is Soma.
Fast-paced, shocking and surreal, Manderson-Galvin returns to Adelaide with his trademark brand of post-dramatic, performance art, music hall spectacle. Tonight show meets dream in this terrifying work of art. “If TV wasn’t dead Manderson-Galvin would be the new king of comedy.” says Manderson-Galvin.
MKA co-founder and Creative Director Tobias Manderson-Galvin’s previous show, ‘the Economist’ sold out two seasons in Melbourne and a month long season at Edinburgh Fringe. He was recently commissioned by The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh to write ‘It Ended.’. Manderson-Galvin is also a published and award winning poet, a classically trained dancer and has a terrorist profile with the Federal Police due to an incident involving a previous Adelaide Fringe show. The show features electronic music by Manderson-Galvin and a Lynchian set+costume design by NIDA+VCA+National Art School alumni, painter/designer Soma Garner.
TUES 05- SAT 16 MAR 2013
MKA Pop-Up; Producers Bar – Adelaide
“Huxley’s superdrug is given a radical reinterpretation…
an almost vicious refusal to permit its audience to become bored”
B. Brooker – Marginalia
“10pm… Soma… Perceptive social commentary”
E. Shaw – Adelaide Advertiser
WRITER/PERFORMER TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
SET+COSTUME DESIGNER SOMA GARNER
TECHNICAL OPERATOR BEC POULTER