Thu 23 - Fri 24 May
Carriageworks Theatre - The Studio
It’s 1999 at Soul Harvest Christian summer camp and enthusiastic youth leaders Trish and Tash are giving their top tips for ‘saving yourself until marriage’ to the teenage girls. No tempting the boys with inappropriate clothing, ‘safe’ dance moves and valuing virginity above all else is a script they know well, and one which Tash can deliver with personal zeal. Trish, however, is not so convinced. When she starts to rebel, Tash’s repressive tactics go into overdrive and the ground opens up beneath them. Literally. It will take an epic journey into a mythical realm, some angry goddesses and a spiritual encounter to reconsider everything they thought they knew about sex, faith and friendship.
Based on the performers’ personal experiences, American purity culture and an ancient matriarchal myth Just Don’t Do It is a ‘bonkers yet touching’ clown theatre debut. There will be hymns. There will be bizarre rituals. There will be vagina (puppets!).
Age Recommendation 14+