The Tent

2 - 5 September

Hand built by the artists out of scrap metal and old oil-stained canvas, The Tent sits at the crossroads of installation art, puppetry, video and performance. Led by Michael, an audience of 25 is invited to step inside the story of an unlikely male friendship. Brett, a modern day bush philosopher, finds Michael stuck in a hole, still in his pyjamas, in the middle of the bush. Brett takes the twenty-something city kid under his wing and they live together in his tent until their friendship falters over what to do with a lost cow.

Created by a young group of Sydney based theatre makers, led by Matt Prest, The Tent is a unique theatrical experience, a strange journey to the muddy crossroads of self-sufficiency and prolonged adolescence. The Tent sets up camp in PICA’s main gallery. Come in, get warm, Brett should be back soon.

  • Written, designed and produced by
    Matt Prest, Clare Britton, Danny Egger & Eddie Sharp
    Performed by
    Matt Prest & Tony Osborne
    Sound by
    Jack Prest

    ‘The Tent is an attractive mix of puppetry, surprise-packed set design, audio-visual sequences, music and rather genial, laid back live performance.’ – The Age

  • Location

    Central Gallery

  • Dates & Times

    Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 September, 2010

    Thursday & Friday, 6.15pm & 9.45pm
    Saturday, 3.30pm, 6.15pm & 9:45pm
    Sunday, 3.30pm & 6.15pm

  • Single Tickets

    Standard $20
    Art Addicts $18
    Concession $15

  • Ticket Packages

    FRAUDULENT BEHAVIOUR – 2 DIMENSIONAL LIFE OF HER – THE TENT – THE BOUGAINVILLE PHOTOPLAY PROJECT

    PICA will overflow as the galleries are transformed into theatres for this special four day event.

    PRICE
    Standard $58
    Art Addicts $52
    Concession $45

  • Duration

    55 minutes (no interval)