The Hunter. The Hunted will be performed at the Potato Shed on Friday August 16.

Melodramatic narrative to be told at the Potato Shed

August 8, 2019 BY

THOUGHTFULLY intertwining three theatrical styles into one production, Company13 will deliver The Hunter. The Hunted at the Potato Shed this August.

A clever mix of gothic melodrama, Dadaism and personal stories of confession, Company13’s narrative examines the ways that desire, love and infatuation create havoc and prompt questions about one’s sense of self.

Dubbed a horror thriller, The Hunter. The Hunted is filled with idiocy, tragedy and the effects of love.

Director James Pratt said the story will take the audience on a journey through highs and lows.

“The central story in this work is really about the battle between the rational and the intuitive, played out in a love triangle,” he said.

“Perfect fodder for a Gothic melodrama. I really enjoy mixing lots of play and fun with big dramatic stuff, and this show has all that.”

The show has been in the works since 2012 when the company received creative developing funding through Arts Victoria.

Taking inspiration from Pamela Allen’s book, Black Dog – which details the relationship between a girl and a dog – saw the development of The Hunter. The Hunted which explores themes of love, loyalty and obsession.

The show will begin at 8pm on Friday August 16. Tickets are available at the Box Office or via geelongaustralia.com.au/potatoshed.