Big hART’s Cooma project is set to shine at the Canberra Theatre Centre this year. Ghosts in the Scheme is a mixed media experience brought together with highly professional old school Aussie actors who are joined by fresh faces from the Cooma-Monaro region along with those scallywags and wicked men of music, Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen.
Set upon a backdrop of Cooma’s rich underbelly and featuring a soundtrack played live on stage by Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, Ghosts in the Scheme explores the complex friendship of three of these residents. Actors Lex Marinos, Anne Grigg and Bruce Myles each embody Snowy locals, weaving a story of three complex friendships, full of the secrets, loves and twists of fate that so-called ‘ordinary’ lives embrace. As life’s endgame approaches, these characters can enjoy passive acceptance or relish fighting the inevitable.
Expect a night of brilliance with this original work from BighART, the company that has continually delivered award-winning theatre including Namatjira, Ngapartji Ngapartji and Hipbone Sticking Out.
Scott Rankin, Writer and Director of Ghosts in the Scheme describes the production, “Ghosts in the Scheme is a mixed media experience. A music work based in theatre with visual content as well. The story itself is a brilliant parable for Australia, especially now as we turn away from differences when we should be embracing them.”
“My shows are highly visual with complex puzzles and this one has many interesting reveals; a bit like Virginia Woolf on acid!”