The Dark Room by Angela Betzien

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  • Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

About the Play

In this chilling new psychological thriller, six unlikely characters converge at a run-down motel on the edge of a military town. A boy waits for a stranger. Pregnant Emma waits for her husband, the country cop wasted after his best friend’s wedding. Anni, the government youth worker accompanied by a withdrawn fourteen year-old girl, waits for the dawn. As the night wears on each of them find themselves trapped in dark and dangerous territory, searching for a way out.

The Dark Room is a gripping new work from the writer of the award-winning play Hoods, full of haunting memories and emotional suspense.

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Cast & Creatives

Featuring: The 2009 HotBed Ensemble

Director: Adam Mitchell


“A disarming and disturbing drama… powerful and affecting” Post Newspaper

“There is something about theatre involving raw young talent that rarely fails to excite the senses… Truly deserving of the moniker “ensemble”, the cast was excellent throughout. Adam Mitchell continues to demonstrate his talent as a director…” The West Australian

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