Set in the near future (but also somehow in the 1980s), the final chapter of The Practice (2015 and 2016 Fringe Festival) builds on the mind, body and spirit training from The Practice 1 and 2. Heroes are needed in this post-revolutionary world, and the cast and audience will collaborate on a hero’s journey where the secrets of love, courage and kindness will be humorously revealed.
Heroes initiates the audience into an imaginary cult. After submitting to our quasi-metrics they are divided into teams who journey into the void to defend and rescue those who linger in the scarified urban remains. In these times of fear and isolation, courage is needed, and the participants will be moulded into the hero’s image.
Heroes will tap into the archetype in all of us – the warrior, the lover, the rebel, the sage and the jester – and like modern day gods they will be filled valour as they realise their destiny through a series of pseudo-mystical and hilariously absurd psychic aerobics.
‘Heroes: Beyond the Practice’ combines the showbiz psychology of Derren Brown with the baroque theatricality of Fellini and the post-apocalyptic grunge of Mad Max. Please dress for action!
Warning: Contains haze effects, coarse language
Sorry mum, I’m joining a cult. More specifically, I have seen the light that is ‘The Practice‘ and my new life has now begun... This show is interactive to the nth degree, super unnerving at times, deep, meaningful, and also comedy gold, sometimes as much from the audience as the velvet-voiced cast. https://theplusones.com/melbourne/2015/09/24/fringe-review-the-practice/