Meet Jem and Max. Best mates from way back, fresh out of uni and reconnecting after two years apart – until Max dies in a car crash. But why should death get in the way of a good party? As wine is poured and pasta cooked, Jem and Dead Max swap in-jokes, high school crushes, and stories of the nights that never seemed to end. But there’s one night that they never had a chance to talk about. As the party unfolds, blurry memories get pulled into uncomfortable focus. How do you find closure on something you need to believe never happened?
Surprise Party with Jem and Dead Max was developed with the generous support of Aeso Studio and The Kiln at Arts Centre Melbourne
Directed by Iris Gaillard
Written by Georgia Symons
Performed by Anna Kennedy and Christian Taylor
Production Design by Daniel Moulds
Lighting Design by Shane Grant
Sound Design by Joshua Trappett
Production & Stage Managment by Piper Huynh
Produced by Fiona Dunne
Image by Connor Tomas O’Brien
August 16 – 27, 2017. Wed 6.30pm | Thu, Fri, Sat 7.30pm | Sun 4pm
@La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St, Carlton.
Full $25 | Concession $15