Gravity Guts

WINNER 2018 Pioneer Playwright Award
At Sydney Fringe 2019

By Sophia Simmons
Directed by Erica Lovell

Featuring Emily McKnight (Emily Who, Jay’s Jungle, Black Comedy) and a vocal ensemble of 11 beautiful female voices.

A story about growing up, the universe, and everything.

Gravity Guts tells the story of teenager Sophia as she attempts to follow her dream of being an astronaut. She loves sci-fi because her dad thinks it’s cool, she’s obsessed with space travel and her hero is Sigourney Weaver from Alien. She just needs to pass the medical, get through the entrance exam, and ace the physical fitness test.

She knows heaps about space and she can do a rubix cube in under 3 minutes so it should all be easy, right? If she can just block out the sound of her dad drinking in the next room, she might be able to pull it off.

Throughout this joyful all-woman show, Sophia explores the big ideas that have alluded human kind since the beginning of the universe; like what exactly is a quasar? What happens inside a black hole? And how do you find your voice in a vacuum?

A playful blend of autobiography, creative nonfiction and science, it’s the story of a girl who just wants to break free from her father’s orbit, but first needs to build up the guts.

Don’t miss your chance to see this award-winning play from Company of Rogues – strictly limited to 300 tickets.

See at The 2019 Sydney Fringe
7.45pm nightly – Tues 10th to Sat 14th September
The Living Room, Emerging Artists Sharehouse
Erskineville Town Hall

Concession/Industry: $25
Adults $30
+ booking fee of $0.61
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Written by Sophia Simmons
Directed by Erica Hillary Langoulant-Lovell
Assistant Director – Emily McKnight
Associate Producer – Talia Meyerowitz-Katz

Emily McKnight
Anna Apps
Naomi Belet
Juliette Coates
Natalie Foti
Mikaela Franco
Angella Gachomo
Lisa Hanssens
Monica Kumar
Jessica Loeb
Cassady Maddox
Lisa Robinson

First produced as a staged reading at the Pioneer Play Festival, Pioneer Theatre 2018, directed by Goldele Rayment and featuring Emily McKnight.