Presented by Thirty Five Square and Old 505 Theatre for FreshWorks Femme 2019
It’s a beautiful day at the duckpond. Plenty of bread at the duckpond. Everybody is happy at the duckpond. Nobody sleeps at the duckpond. They only eat at the duckpond. If you’re a good duck, you can go to the Cloud.
Stranded after a plane crash, a flight attendant is caught up in the dystopian world of the duckpond. She befriends Duck, a duck addicted to nutrient-poor white bread, and meets the duckpond’s all-knowing dictator, Homer.
Turn off your smartphones for a madcap scroll through funny animal videos, clickbait listicles, and metatheatrical references.
Writer/Producer Tabitha Woo
Director Alison Bennett
Designer Lucy McCullough
Sound Designer Tegan Nicholls
Lighting Designer Artie Hotchkies
Stage Manager Hannah Crane
Flight Attendant Melissa Hume
Duck Rizcel Gagawanan
The Memes Samantha Lambert & Ruudi Hendricks
Homer Danen Engelenberg
Old 505 Theatre
5 Eliza St, Newtown 2042
All shows 7pm
General Admission $30 +bf
Concession/Under 30/Industry $25 +bf
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