25 OCT & 2 NOV
Theatre lovers and climate activists alike are invited to experience Malthouse Theatre's acclaimed new play Atlantis from our award-winning Suitcase Series program.
Three friends gather in a theatre to talk about the Big One: CLIMATE CHANGE. But before they can even agree on how Big this Big One is, a tsunami hits—and both they and the audience are dragged to the bottom of the ocean…
Using Plato’s ancient myth of a sunken city as an anchor point, Atlantis is an allegory for Australia in its current stage of climate crisis—and the search for lost systems of knowledge that might help us understand our relationship to the environment. Drawing on Indigenous and Pasifika philosophies and modes of storytelling, this fantastical play is ultimately about young people stepping into their power as future guardians of country.
Gothic and absurd, hard-hitting and hilarious, classic and contemporary… Atlantis by Chanella Macri is the seventh play commissioned for Malthouse’s award-winning Suitcase Series, starring John Marc Desengano, Chanella Macri and Kira Samu, and directed by Isabella Vadiveloo.
Standard tickets are $25 / MOB & PASIFIKA tickets are $15
DIRECTOR, AUDIO VISUAL DESIGN /
John Marc Desengano
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER, AUDIO VISUAL DESIGN /
LIGHTING DESIGNER /
COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER /
COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN MENTOR /
Event & ticketing details
Contains smoke or haze and strobe lighting.
All warnings are subject to change, please check back closer to the time of performance for an updated list of potentially sensitive content.