Photo credit to Bronte Wilson.
The Day the Galaxy Inevitably Exploded and Died is a dystopic tale brimming with rich language. Playing at King Street Theatre as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival, it’s an intriguing and challenging piece of theatre that marks IIdiko Susany as a writer to watch.
The play centres on two siblings Broon (Cameron Croker) and Enlon (IIdiko Susany) after the demise of the galaxy. It becomes clear that those who have survived have committed suicide, but Broon and Enlon stay waiting for the end. It is in this half existence that the play exists.
From the very beginning a rich world of story is established. Designed by Philip Kolotas, the set consists of a simple rope structure that hangs down the ceiling. The aesthetic is echoed in the props, with a Sitar made of rope that is cleverly used in conjunction with the cello played by Georgia Ellen.
The language is very literary and poetic but the delicacy of the language can sometimes be lost in the action. Overall it’s a fantastic first play and I’m excited to see what Susany comes up with next.