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MTC presents The Joy of Text
 

Literary theory may seem harmless, but mix it with the impish personality of Danny, a precocious high school student, and the result is not deconstruction but sheer devastation. When a certain controversial book falls into his hands, it’s time to create his own provocative meta-narrative. As his actions send the school into chaos, he learns that, although the author is dead and meaning lacks foundation, the real world has no time for irony.


Hard work at the chalkface. Set against a backdrop of staffroom politics, Melbourne writer Robert Reid’s mainstage debut for MTC gets a high distinction for his satirical dissection of education and its discontents.

Playing from 10 June to 23 July, 2011
The Arts Centre, Fairfax, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3000
Book at mtc.com.au, call 8688 0800, or book at theartscentre.com.au


 

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