THERE are oracles and avatars, gizmos and gadgets, labyrinths and mazes, scary things and happy things.
This is Arcade Assembly, an interactive event created by Shopfront, the Carlton-based theatre and arts centre for young people.
Audiences are invited to enter a large video game/boardgame/labyrinth incorporating visual art, installation, digital media, performance and original music. Once inside they will become active players, seeking answers to how social connections are made and make some new friends.
Eighty young people aged 10 to 25 from various schools and community organisations in St George, Sutherland Shire and western Sydney brought the project to life. Some perform in the show while others contributed art and ideas.
Evangelina and Laura operate the Labyrinth of Oblivion, where you will be given keys to the future.
Gabriela and Veronica will lead you through a frightening space to uncover a message about the future while Matthew will dance and sing about friendship.
In their asylum, Blake and James will diagnose your phobias and design a cure, while Vanessa and Scott will show you a way to save the world.
And there is lots more.
The event is at Shopfront Theatre, 88 Carlton Parade, Carlton, on Wednesday, August 22, to Sunday, August 26.
Matinees will be held on the Saturday and Sunday.
All tickets: $10. Space is limited and bookings are essential: firstname.lastname@example.org or 95883948.