Is a person still isolated if their friends are make-believe?
Fred is a 16-year-old living on a farm without stock or crops in an Australian country town. When Travis, the charismatic head boy at their school, begins to take an interest in him, Fred gets lured into the intricate world of The Web, where nothing, and nobody, is what they seem.
A whodunit for the modern age, The Web, is a fascinating exploration of isolation, friendship, and what happens when social experiments go frighteningly wrong.
"The seed of an idea for her latest play came to Kate Mulvany when she heard about a stranger-than-fiction case involving teenage boys, murder and mayhem in Manchester, in Britain. It played out on internet chatrooms and spilled over dangerously from the cyber world into real life."
Program for the 2009 production of Kate Mulvany's 'The Web'.