Canadian comedian, Jasmine Fairbairn, is bringing her one-act play to Brisbane.
Exploring the smaller details beneath a seemingly ideal relationship, 'Undertow.' takes a look at the life of James and Rebecca from the couple's living room. The audience is guided through their relationship, gaining a deeper understanding of the couple while they fight to stay together through the ups and downs.
'Undertow.' is a darker comedy that is said to be widely relatable. Who hasn't experienced a wave of unspoken things that remain lurking below the surface of a relationship?
“It’s a slice of life really,” Jasmine says. “I wanted people to feel like they were peeking into a living room window and spying on a couple with everyday problems. Who doesn’t want to know how other people handle the things we all have to deal with?”
The show stars Clayton Storey as James and Jasmine Fairbairn as Rebecca. Jasmine has been in Australia for four years and currently operates Knockoff Comedy at Brisbane's Powerhouse. In the past she has supported acts such as Greg Fleet and Fiona O'Laughlin. Clayton studied at QUT and was most recently seen in the lead role of 'Jack Of Hearts' – David Williamson's 50th play.
'Undertow.' has accrued eight awards, including Best Director, Best Play, Best Original Play, Best Actor and Best Unpublished Script.
'Undertow.' will be performed at Metro Arts on 22 September.