Confronting piece Wonderbabe The Terrible is here
THE Adventures of Wonderbabe the Terrible is a full-length live storytelling performance set to a thumping DJ set, made for music and cultural festivals.
The story deals with the deep traumas running through young people's sexual and political lives, and it is an allegorical text written in epic poetic prose.
Developed by Northern Rivers artist Kate McDowell and developed at a residency at NORPA, the show tells the story of a young woman disenchanted with her culture.
After a brutal test of her social and sexual limits, she takes her politicised fury to its extremity and burns herself alive on New Years Eve in Byron Bay in an act of terrorism.
It is a thrilling ride and a picture of young female sexuality in Australia that is so accurate the mirror is possibly too clean, and it may be hard to stomach even for the most open-minded of men, meanwhile young women often identify the story as the casual truth, one they carry with them always - which is perhaps the most shocking part.
- At Lismore City Hall, The Fountain Room, on Thursday, December 15. Bar opens at 5.30pm, show at 6pm. A donation of $10 at the door is suggested.