Saturday, September 24, 2022

Teenage Angst in the Inner West of Sydney

The play "THE OTHER END OF THE AFTERNOON" by BOKKIE ROBERTSON at the New Theater Sydney last night was big on teenage angst, perhaps more than I wanted in the long 50 minutes before interval. The play focused on the daily worry of teenagers from blended and broken homes balancing study, work, relationships,and their parents expectations.

There was more characters talking to the audience than each other.than I was comfortable with. But things settled down after that, and the young actors (much older, but credible as teenagers) had something worthwhile to say. 

While the teenagers were well rounded the adults were two dimensional, but perhaps that's how teenagers see them.