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I Should Have Drunk More Champagne Coming Soon to Metro Arts

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Metro Arts opens its newly renovated space, the Basement, with I SHOULD HAVE DRUNK MORE CHAMPAGNE co- presented with celebrated Queensland independent collective, The Good Room. It’s the first production of Metro Arts’ flagship Season of the Independents.

 

In February, Daniel Evans and Amy Ingram of The Good Room made a call-out for people to submit their biggest regrets anonymously through phone lines and a website. I SHOULD HAVE DRUNK MORE CHAMPAGNE is the collation of these 500 regrets, strung out to sparkle, centre stage.

 

Step inside Metro Arts’ newest performance space and enter a world of sad pandas and empty dance floors, where Verbatim meets Experiential Theatre in this one-hand-over-your-eye awkward yet deliciously bittersweet look at possibilities lost and heartbreaking memories gained.

 

“We want to privilege stories that haven’t been given much air-time on stage before: yours, ours, people like you and me. We’ve turned the authorial voice of this work over to the general public, and what we’re left with is a whole lot of pearls – that are without context or explanation. The words are almost ghost-like. The regrets have an inherent theatricality.” – Daniel Evans, The Good Room

 

“The regrets swing between bittersweet and funny to heart breaking and wrenchingly sad. In I Should Have Drunk More Champagne, we are holding up a whole lot of people’s darker moments to the light and watching them gently refract. It will be up-close and intimate.”

 

010313023344_rerrI SHOULD HAVE DRUNK MORE CHAMPAGNE was made specifically for the opening of The Basement. Placing a work that is, in many ways, about the past, in a newly rejuvenated space is definitely a poetic signifier of things to come in Metro Arts.

 

Last year Metro Arts raised nearly $30,000 to respond to artists’ call for the need for an intimate contemporary performance space in Brisbane.

 

“The immense support towards transforming The Basement came very directly from our community, and it was important that the first performance come from a team of local artists with a strong practice and presence in Brisbane. The Good Room brings with them innovative, responsive performance making, which underscores the potential of the range of contemporary performance work we can expect to see in The Basement.” – Liz Burcham, CEO Metro Arts

 

ABOUT METRO ARTS

Metro Arts is a multi-artform incubator and site for experimentation, supporting and developing independent artists through a platform of space, mentoring, producing support, critical engagement and leadership.

Event Details

27 March – 13 April (No performances on 29 March)

Wednesday – Saturday 7:30pm Basement, Metro Arts

Adults $20 Concessions $16 Groups 10+ $12 booking fees apply

INFO & BOOKINGS http://www.metroarts.com.au  07 3002 7100

CREATED AND DEVISED BY Caroline Dunphy, Daniel Evans, Amy Ingram & Leah Shelton

LIGHTING DESIGN Jason Glenwright

WITH THE SUPPORT OF Little Red & Optikal Bloc

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