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EMO the Musical – Hobart Premiere
June 29, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+10
Tasmanian Writer/Director Neil Triffett will host the local premiere of his irreverent take on the high school film – EMO the Musical at the State Cinema, Hobart Thursday 29 June, with an encore screening Sunday 2 July.
‘EMO’ is about Ethan, who has just been expelled from private-school after laughably attempting suicide in the courtyard. On his first day at his new school – the dilapidated Seymour High – he meets Trinity, a totally naive girl who is desperate to convert him to Jesus; but joining the Christian evangelists is the last thing on Ethan’s mind. What he really wants is to join the school alternative rock band ‘Worst Day Ever’ and to be part of the emo clique, led by the enigmatic and dangerous Bradley. After a successful audition Ethan is welcomed into the emo world and embraces his image – complete with black eye-liner and coupled up with a violently possessive girlfriend, Roz. But Ethan can’t stop thinking about Trinity, who is herself stuck in a restrictive world of dogma and denial, and they secretly fall in love. With the looming annual State School Rock Competition bringing tensions in the school to an all time high, and with the burgeoning turf war between the Hope Group and the Emos set to explode at any moment, Ethan is forced to confront the harebrained actions of his friends and question who he has become.
EMO the Musical stars a great ensemble cast including Benson Jack Anthony (800 Words, High Life, Cleverman), Jordan Hare (The Secret Daughter), Rahart Adams (Nowhere Boys, AwesomenessTV’s Foursome), Jon Prasida (Tomorrow, When The War Began – The Series, The Warriors) and Bridie Carter (800 Words, McLeod’s Daughters).