The Beat Generation

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Fremantle Arts Centre says
Wed 12 – Sun 16 Oct | Daily sessions 7:30pm, 7:45pm, 8pm | Please arrive 10mins prior to start time | Promenade performance | Running time: 60mins | Bar open | Tickets $25 from Oztix | Presented by FAC & Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

At the end of World War II a group of young American university students felt alienated by society's stifling conventionality and rampant materialism. With Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs at its core, the Beat Generation expressed their anti-establishment attitudes through their dress, lifestyle and art, developing a reputation as new bohemian hedonists. They fashioned a literature that was bold, straightforward and expressive.

For five nights only, this new production features WAAPA’s graduating third year acting students collaborating with third year jazz students to explore the cultural impact of this highly influential movement. Presenting a series of vignettes, TheBeat Generation is an intimate group-devised promenade performance through the rooms and studios of FAC.

Personnel:
Director – Andrew Lewis
Dramaturg – Reg Cribb
Performers – Third Year Acting Students and Jazz Students

Image:Scene from The Subterraneans movie, 1960. Photo by John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
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By: Fremantle Arts Centre

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