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5 November, 2021

Life can change in one second on stage and off

MONDAY 1 November 2021.

In collaboration with Amber Grossman and her company, Overall Arts, JUTE Theatre Company is proud to present One Second, a fast-paced, coming of age story performed by eight emerging and talented young actors for three shows on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 November 2021. 

Originally written and performed as part of the Young Company’s annual Platform Festival in 2017, and again produced by Overall Arts in 2019, this truly beautiful show has been adapted to showcase Far North Queensland’s talented young performers and graduands of JUTE Theatre Company’s JUTE Actors Studio Extension program. 

According to Ms Grossman, One Second is the story about a circle of friends at senior high school, standing on the brink of adulthood, facing the pressures of final exams, and the hectic events of graduation ceremonies and parties. 

One Second portrays the characters’ fear and excitement as they experience the emotional paradox of leaving the security and confines of school to embark in a life of freedom, independence, and responsibility. 

“Their heads are already in the future, all of them dreaming of the times ahead, excited to think of their lives stretching out before them. Everything seems so epic. But when one of the friends makes a split-second choice, all their futures change in an instant,” said Ms Grossman. 

Full of fast-paced humour, truthful observations, and contemporary youth perspectives, One Second will move hearts and remind theatregoers that every day is all there is. 

One Second is performed on Friday 5 November and Saturday 6 November at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre, 96 Abbott Street Cairns. Shows are at 7pm Friday and Saturday with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm. 

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