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Meg Taranto & Elliot Wood Pass the Parcel!

Meg Taranto & Elliot Wood Pass the Parcel!

Do YOU have a birthday? 

If you answered YES to any of the above questions then you are not only eligible but actively encouraged to attend Pass the Parcel! The debut game/show/gameshow from Meg Taranto and Elliot Wood. 

This live theatre experience invites audience members to play together, as much as they are comfortable to do so, while Meg and Elliot clownishly facilitate a party world around them. It is a real game of pass the parcel, with real prizes, live, with an audience! 

If children’s games model the world as we want it to be experienced, then Pass the Parcel frequents as one of the most controversial. Does everyone get a prize? How much hope is appropriate? Life can be disappointing… but does a party game have to be?   

This show is an investigation of fun, power, the fun of power and the power of fun. The fun that many of us cut our teeth on, and have searched for ever since.

We are very grateful to the traditional custodians of the lands on which this work was made, the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung people. We acknowledge their ongoing connection to land, water, air, storytelling and comedy. We acknowledge Elders past and present, and the Young People that are the future. 

ATTENTION FIRST NATIONS PATRONS - Please use the promo code PTPBLAKTIX for $6.02 tickets.

AUSLAN interpreted show will be on the 1st of April. 

Pass the Parcel  – Australian Arts Review
Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Audience participation, Mild language, Sudden loud noises.


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