Prepare for a wild time

Director George Benca and actress Ruby James at the Mountview Theatre (Damjan Janevski). 389929_03

The Mount Players production team are inviting residents to step into the Mountview Theatre for a performance loosely based on the story of Edward Snowden.

With Julian Assange again dominating headlines, the production will dive into the world of leaked highly classified information.

The show Wild, is a darkly comic play that explores the unexpected, bewildering, and life-changing consequences of challenging the status quo at a global level.

It follows the life of a once ordinary guy who’s world is flipped upside down when he turns into one of America’s most wanted.

In a twist of tales, the main character Andrew finds himself in Moscow in an undisclosed hotel room, on the run and at risk of assassination.

The Mount Players president Craig Lenaine-Smith said he believes this is the first time the production has been presented by a community theatre company in Victoria.

“Wild was first performed in 2016 and made its Australian premiere in 2018 with the Melbourne Theatre Company,” he said.

“[It] is a mystery thriller tackling some of the biggest issues of the digital era-privacy, identity, surveillance and security.

“Putting a darkly comic spin on the Edward Snowden case, it is a cryptic chamber piece with a spectacular sting in its tail.”

Mr Lenaine-Smith said he is also very pleased to announce that all the cast and the director, George Benca, are new to the company.

“It is wonderful to have new talent and fresh ideas coming to our theatre,” he said.

Residents can catch this performance at nine different shows from February 23 to March 10.

Bookings via or call 5426 1892.