State Theatre Company South Australia presents – The Questions. By Van Badham (Book and Lyrics) and Richard Wise (Music and Lyrics)
She has a master’s degree in Gender Studies. He thinks Jordan Peterson would make an ideal dinner guest.
They both realise this blind date is doomed, but an outside catastrophe and “shelter in place” lockdown order forces these polar opposites into the longest first date ever. And the frustrated rock band rehearsing in the apartment next door is hardly helping them stay calm. Desperate to end the constant bickering, they turn to “The Questions”, a real-life psychological questionnaire researchers promise can build intimacy between anyone. But are either of them ready for the answers?
Inspired by a true story from the COVID-19 pandemic, The Questions is a world premiere rom-com musical with edge from iconoclastic Australian playwright, columnist and author, Van Badham, featuring genre-busting, folk, punk and pop melodies from her long-time collaborator, composer Richard Wise (Late Night Story).
Starring Charles Wu (Doctor Doctor) and a cast of singer- actor-musician dynamos, The Questions taps squarely into the zeitgeist with a hilarious and unsparing observation of modern intimacy. Will chaos and disaster reign? Or will our mismatched couple find meaningful connection, even love?!