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ANGELA (a strange loop)



ANGELA (a strange loop)

by Susanne Kennedy & Markus Selg (DE)

23 & 24 May 2024, Thu & Fri
Victoria Theatre
$78, $58*, $38*

ANGELA eats dinner with her boyfriend  
ANGELA watches Netflix 
ANGELA is in pain 
ANGELA is no longer alone in her body  
ANGELA talks to Susie 
ANGELA's mother breastfeeds her as a baby  
ANGELA disappears  
"What makes ANGELA, ANGELA?"

ANGELA (a strange loop) is a close-up of a woman's life as she struggles to make sense of her existence. Join her in a thought-provoking journey as she navigates everyday situations: illness and recovery, waking and sleeping, giving birth and being born, ageing and death. ANGELA is made up of millions of experiences, many of which come from other people’s stories. Ultimately, she might be nothing but a strange loop, an endless sequence. The virtual and the real become blurred, while ANGELA attempts to construct herself and hold it together by repeating her stories. But what happens if we zoom in on ANGELA, closer and closer, to understand that self? What is hidden there?

With innovative use of technology and a compelling narrative, ANGELA (a strange loop) takes us on a deep dive into the fundamental questions of existence, identity, consciousness and the nature of reality. It is a poetic, social analysis through the lens of the diseased rather than the healthy. How can a community deal with the individual's experience of illness? How do we care for each other, when life comes to an end?


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*Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors.
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1h 40m

16 years and above  
Advisory (Some Mature Content and Coarse Language)
Contains strobe and video flickering effects
Ultraworld Productions | Production
Something Great | Management
Co-producers: Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Festival d'Automne à Paris & Odéon - Théâtre de l'Europe (Paris), Festival d'Avignon (Avignon), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), National Theatre Drama / Prague Crossroads Festival. (Prague), Romaeuropa Festival (Rome), Teatro Nacional de São João (Porto) and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Berlin)
Supported by Stichting Ammodo (Ammodo Foundation) and the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) with funding by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media)
17 May 2024, Fri | 8PM

18 May 2024, Sat | 3PM & 8PM
18 May 2024, Sat | 8PM

19 May 2024, Sun | 3PM
24 May 2024, Fri | 8PM

25 May 2024, Sat | 8PM

26 May 2024, Sun | 3PM
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