Brainstorm Productions: Cheap Thrills


Description:

INCLUDES: Risk taking, Substance abuse, Alcohol, Drugs, Cigarettes, Safe partying, Choices, Consequences.

This fast-paced one-man show is about that split second when we reach a crossroad, make a choice, take a risk, and possibly change our lives forever.

Andy and his friends drink alcohol, smoke marijuana and are confused by the hormones racing around their bodies. This dangerous cocktail explodes into one dramatic incident that results in the loss of his mate Jamie.

He is surrounded by people who rely on legal and illegal drugs to cope with their problems. His sister Phoebe is killing herself with cigarettes, Dad drowns his sorrows in alcohol, Mum pops painkillers to handle stress and his girlfriend has access to ecstasy and marijuana.

Andy discovers that he does have a choice, and that the biggest risk of all is to stand up and take responsibility for his own actions.

The audience goes on an emotional roller-coaster ride with this young charismatic actor. A clever sound-scape compliments the hilarious action as Andy parodies his sister then immerses us in the harsh reality of the court case and finally, life without his friend.

A lively discussion at the conclusion of the performance allows adolescents to explore these important issues in a non threatening way. The audience leaves the hall with a deep understanding of how their choice of friends and their own ability to make good independent decisions could have a dramatic and lasting affect on their lives.

WINNER of the STAAR Stop School Bullying Award for 2016 and the Frater Award for 10 consecutive years. This organisation won the PinS Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.

Cost per person:

$6.00 + GST

Min Cost:

$750 plus GST if less than 125 students attend

School years suitable: 

Years 9-12

Company:

Brainstorm Productions

Contact: 

Kas Curtis

Phone:

1800 676 224

Fax:

02 6628 5009

Email:

bookings@brainstormproductions.edu.au

Website:

www.brainstormproductions.edu.au