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The War Room
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THE WAR ROOM is an original play by James Cunningham which was performed live at Perth’s Fringe World Festival in 2017.


Welcome to THE WAR ROOM. Four hollywood-screen writers are locked in a room. Their mission: craft the most realistic and philosophical script about first contact with an alien race. But the writers can't agree on anything! Can the planet survive, or will earth cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war?


Featuring a cast of young Perth-based actors including Daniel Moxham, John Gray, Ellis Kinnear and Leia Mizerski, THE WAR ROOM aims to ask the question ‘what if?’ while exploring the rich tapestry of cinema history, when pop culture collides with reality and the meaning of life.

From James Cunningham the writer/director of THE SHEDS (Melbourne Fringe ‘13, Adelaide Fringe ’14 and Sydney Fringe ‘14), GOUGH (Melbourne Fringe ‘14) and ROPE (Perth’s Fringe World ‘16) - THE WAR ROOM is cleverly staged "in the round" at Yogahub Mt Hawthorn with a 360 degree performance making the audience feel like they are actually in the room.


Part Carl Sagan’s Contact, part Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and part Aaron Sorkin's Masterclass. Watch THE WAR ROOM, from Presidential Productions, descend on Perth’s Fringe World in 2017. 

Cast and crew of THE WAR ROOM
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