What’s the central premise of your show?
Bennie: Esoteric explores the individuals in fringe groups of our society. It looks at the power of belief. The performance also tries to tackle what is “truth” to the individual.
Lauren: How do we know what is truth, what is reality?
If you had to pitch your show to a stranger, what would you say?
Bennie: Hey you! Wanna see me get tortured for a bit? There’s also talk of Queen Elizabeth, Donald Trump, vaccines and a very strange mystery box which may or may not contain the secrets to the universe.
What motivated you to get involved with Melbourne Fringe in the first place?
Bennie: To earn enough money to buy a shipping container full of Nissin noodles (sesame oil). Nissin instant noodles yo.
Lauren: Bennie made me do it! I also want to make my mum proud and get noticed for our work.
What does your show say about society today?
Bennie: “What does your show say about society today?” is not only the greatest question facing our generation, but needs an answer.
Lauren: Esoteric says a lot of things, I guess the biggest one is “how do we perceive truth?”
Esoteric comes to Red Scooter on Thursday September 19 and Friday September 20. Tix start at $15 via the Fringe website.