How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found: actors explore crisis of identity


Glenn Wallis and Carlin Monteiro with Bryce Fenwick, Daniel Elsegood, Matthew Parkin, Chris Colley and Makayla Deacon.
How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found: actors explore crisis of identity
Glenn Wallis and Carlin Monteiro with Bryce Fenwick, Daniel Elsegood, Matthew Parkin, Chris Colley and Makayla Deacon.

WHAT drives a person to vanish from one life to start another? And can you ever truly change your identity?

These are questions explored by The Actors’ Hub’s latest offering, How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, at the Subiaco Arts Centre.

Featuring Warwick’s Chris Colley and Duncraig’s Daniel Elsegood, the play is a romp through identity crisis as Charlie finds life so overwhelming he changes who he is and starts again.

“The myriad of characters that interact with Charlie are so real and larger-than-life that as an audience we can see how Charlie feels suffocated,” director Amanda Crewes said.

“My desire is to present this manic world to explore something we’ve all contemplated in our lives – the nagging desire to run away when things get tough – and just what might happen if we do.”

Crewes said she wanted to honour the humour in life to tell Charlie’s story.

“It comes to life on stage like a fun dream that keeps dipping into the world of a nightmare, so we don’t really know where we are,” she said.

“Although it’s Charlie’s story, we’d like to make it possible for every audience member to feel like they are exploring the endless options in changing identity for themselves.”

THE ESSENTIALS

What: How to Disappear Completely And Never Be Found

When: 7.30pm, October 20-22

Where: The Subiaco Arts Centre

Tickets: $30 or $25 concession at www.ticketek.com.au

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