The Let-Down Reflex 1


You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll change your life… and your t-shirt.

The Let-Down Reflex 1, by Megan J Riedl.
Produced by Tripwire Theatre Inc.
Ballarat, Anglesea, Bendigo, Kyneton 28 August – 2 September 2016
Directed by Alise Amarant
Performed by Bjorn Worpel, Sharon Newth and Megan J Riedl
Original Music By Bill Elder

Three parents meet in a cafe to share their experiences – good and not so good – of life with children. At times a biting satire, and others a vehicle for emotive storytelling, The Let-Down Reflex is a non-naturalistic performance that explores how parents constantly find their reality falls short of society’s unfairly optimistic expectations surrounding pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenthood.

Nominated for Best Australian Play, Best Director and Best Male Actor at the 2016 Kyneton One Act Play Festival.

“The non-naturalistic style enabled the actors to show a fluidity of character. The moments presented were very funny by also really poignant”

“This performance was powerful and the message was concise and right on point.”

“Your three distinct acting styles meshed together beautifully.”

“The writing was almost lyrical in its delivery.”

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