La Mama


A pre-post apocalyptic tragic comedy about the possible end of the Earth.

Performing Arts Guide

Event Details


Performing Arts Guide

Event Starts

Aug 31, 2022

Event Ends

Sep 11, 2022


La Mama Courthouse


349 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC, Australia

Three tribunes are thrust into action as the ultimatum of all ultimatums is made – save the Earth in 49 minutes and 12 seconds, or perish forever. A humorous take on the undeniable and yet still somehow unconceivable; that our ol’ green ‘n’ blue is slowly but surely being consumed by people and plastic.
Curveball looks at consumer culture in our capitalist society and asks of us the makers, us the audience, us the world – what comes next? How can we make positive choices in the face of climate change? What are we willing to sacrifice to save the Earth?

One of those stories that set my mind off wandering and wondering about my own life, relationships and art, while I was still watching and absorbed in what was happening on stage’ – Olivia Muscat

Content Warning: themes of environmental trauma

Devisers & performers: David Baker, Clarisse Bonello & Ben Jamieson

Dramaturge: Harlow Carey 

Deviser & director: Milly Cooper

Lighting Designer: Spencer Herd

Composer & Sound Designer: Samuel Kreusler & Rachel Lewidon

Image by Jack Dixon-Gunn


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