A wannabe diva, a closet gay, a Token Asian, and an absolute tosser. Oh, and a dead guy.
Welcome to the 20th birthday party of Mark Chadwick - recently deceased. In fact, so recently that his "intimate gathering of close friends and acquaintances" don't quite know what to do with him, and what's worse, his party's an absolute fizzer. Still, one mustn't let a little thing like death get in the way of a good time...
like, dead is a darkly surreal comedy with the works: "Music! Glitz! Glamour!... Streamers!" and everything in between. Throw in a dead cat, an 80s revival dance sequence and a healthy dose of cannibalism, and get ready for one of the strangest parties you will ever attend. With a heady mix of humour laced with pathos, like, dead explores concepts of image, sex, race and identity within the most death-defying culture of them all - youth. What does it mean to be immortal? To be Australian? To be alive?
- Surrealist black comedy
- 100 minutes
- 2 female, 3 male
- 16 to 18
- young adult
- Australian Script Centre