“Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman--a rope over an abyss” - Nietzche age 24
“My twenties is a rope stretched over an abyss- except I can’t afford a rope, so it’s just an abyss” - Lucy Dawber age 24
What do a kid’s party entertainer, a waitress, a stand up comedian, a hopeful writer, an actor and a stay-at-home philosopher all have in common? They’re either working hard or. Hardly Working is a new play written from the perspective of an uncertain, neurotic 24-year old, coming to terms with adulthood.
Set to the backdrop of an original score; the show is a kaleidoscopic collage exploring the lives of an eclectic group of 20-somethings spanning the full spectrum of hope and despair.
The show invites us into moments of quiet intimacy, terrible jobs, breakups, first love, self-doubt, life-changing epiphanies, inexplicable sexual fantasies and sheer, unending existential dread.
Funny, moving and devastatingly honest, this is a show that reflects the epic scope of feelings that accompany youthful unknowing.