In a nutshell…. NUTS is a play about a boy who gets to house-sit a really fancy apartment for a rich and powerful family. The problem is that the word gets out and before too long, he is faced with decisions and dilemmas that get tougher and tougher as time unfolds. After a hilarious and light-hearted opening, the play suddenly turns very dark as characters turn on each other some ten years later as the location switches from the apartment to the prison cell in an authoritarian society. Sounds a bit nuts, right?! Full of twists and turns, this is a dark comedy that shows us how life can go terribly wrong based on the choices we make and…. don’t make.
This play explores themes of bullying, victimhood and the consequences of not standing up to bullies and oppressors. Contains some scenes of violence.
The performance will be followed by a symposium in which the students will discuss some of the issues explored by the playwright and how theatre can provide an important, safe space for difficult discussions around sensitive topics.