Photo by Tim Standing

A Country Town. A Festival. A local tragedy and a town that doesn’t talk. This tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of this little town where everyone knows everyone, and where Ethan is hit by his past as Meg struggles with the present. As the festival unfolds, Meg and Ethan’s worlds collide and the community comes together for an event they’ll never forget.

Euphoria is a rich and heart-warming story from award-winning South Australian playwright Emily Steel, bringing regional voices to the fore and an entire town to life with authenticity and unmistakable wit.

“Funny, heart-warming, emotive, and thought provoking, Euphoria is an outstanding piece of theatre”. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -Limelight

“Malcolm portrays Meg with such warmth, and Smith brings an intensity to Ethan…Euphoria is a delight.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Collage Adelaide

“This is a little gem of theatre… please go and see this fine production; it will help to restore your faith in the theatrical medium as a vector for changing lives and illuminating our society” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Glam Adelaide

Cast & Crew
Playwright: Emily Steel
Director: Nescha Jelk
Set & Costume Designer: Meg Wilson
Lighting Designer: Nic Mollison
Composer & Sound Designer: Andrew Howard
Assistant Director: Emma Richardson
Creative Producer: Alison Howard
Meg: Ashton Malcolm
Ethan: James Smith

Warnings
Contains coarse language and adult themes referencing mental illness and suicide.

Suitability
Suitable for ages 15+

Euphoria is suitable for year levels 10-12

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Euphoria has been developed over the past two years in consultation with communities across regional South Australia. As part of the community engagement and research, playwright Emily Steel spent time as artist in residence in Berri, Whyalla, Mount Gambier, Streaky Bay, Ceduna, Lameroo, Bordertown and Burra, connecting with people from across each community to talk about the joys and challenges of living in rural and remote areas.

Euphoria by Emily Steel is supported by

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Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland

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