With her writing, Clark ensures the dialogue remains authentic and is delivered in a way you would expect real teenagers to speak. The flashbacks to what the students were doing before the gun shots are heard are well thought-out and the lighting and sound effects used in these moments is cleverly executed. There are however, times when dialogue and actions in and now we wait. seem rather forced and there are also a few discrepancies with the story. The cutaways to the three news reports could easily be omitted for more dramatic effect, to allow the audience to be just as much in the dark about the situation as the characters and to stay fully enclosed in their world.
Tickets: $25 Full | $20 Conc
Bookings: Melbourne Fringe Festival
* Original review appeared on Theatre Press on 26 September