You wake up after a big night out and wonder, “how the hell did I get here?” It’s that feeling of confusion – of unravelling where you were, what happened and what went on – that many can relate to. Only in Jane Bodie’s Ride, the darkness and confusion is shared between an uncertain couple who in their attempts to reclaim the past demonstrate the true intensity of intimacy and relationships.
I caught up with Kerri Glasscock who not only is the director of the Old 505 theatre but will be performing in the show. She describes Ride as “a long-term relationship condensed into twelve hours” enhanced by the Old 505’s intimate audience space. “There’s an underlying examination of trust and the leap of faith you have to take to trust someone and have a relationship,” she says. “What happens when you meet someone and you have to deal with all that baggage, and letting that person in?”
Glasscock promises a humorous, quirky dialogue which aims to be as real as possible in portraying the various elements of a relationship – the funny, the awkward, the embarrassing and the tragic. “We hope the audience walks away with a little bit of magic. It’s raw. It’s about the work and having an intimate experience with the performers.”
Sep 6-16, Old 505 Theatre, Suite 505, 342 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, $18-25, 9560 9167, 2012.sydneyfringe.com