Winner of the 2018 Senior ATYP Foundation Commission, Lights in the Park by Alexander Lee-Rekers explores how young people deal with increased responsibility and overcome hardships.
One quiet night, the street lights flicker out and plunge the world into darkness. A “lights out” party in Royal Park is announced, and every kid in town makes their way there to celebrate this strange occurrence. What do you do? Stay in the comfortable cycle of who you are and what you know, or adapt and change your habits and relationships to light your journey ahead?
A trio of role-players leave their game and embark on a quest for revenge… two enterprising youngsters sell torches at reasonable prices… the disgraced star of a viral video looks to make her social comeback and the floor-mopper at the local chemist encounters the worst kind of shoplifter. All these stories unfold on the way to the park because everybody’s on their way to the same party. And it is not to be missed.
Lights in the Park was the winner of the ATYP Foundation Commission (cast aged 14-17 years) in 2018 and was first produced by ATYP and Q Theatre, premiering at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on 21 April, 2021.
- 978 1 922424 29 7
- 80 minutes
- 6 female, 5 male, 1 non-binary
- While the character HAL identifies as non-binary, & all efforts should be made to see a likewise-identifying performer undertake this role, names/ pronouns/genders of all characters may be altered to reflect the best casting available for each production.
- 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
- teen, young adult, adult