Grief Lightning: A Satire in 78 Slides

Theatre (satire, comedy)

  • Summerhall - Cairns Lecture Theatre
  • 21:55
  • Aug 15-20, 22-27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: Paper Mouth and Wicked Good Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of a sexual nature, Scenes of sexual violence, Strong language/swearing, More information
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Part theatre, part stand-up, part PowerPoint Presentation. One lecturer desperately tries to prove a popular Grease fan theory: that Sandy drowns in the opening beach sequence and the film is her coma fantasy. Adrift in a storm of conspiracy, the lecturer drags the audience down into a postmodern world of wigs, jackets and custom animation. In this multi award-winning journey through Reddit, film and academia, Grief Lighting explores ideas of gender, pop culture and obsession, unpacking the iconic film, once and for all, with the intellectual rigor and chaotic scrutiny it righteously deserves.

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