'In 2007 it began. "Toxic debts" caused "credit crunches" requiring "massive bailouts". Governments gave us "decisive action" and "stimulus packages". It was an emergency - we needed to spend our way out of trouble. The system was to blame. Corporate greed was to blame. Irresponsible lending practices were to blame. A few rotten apples were to blame. Capitalism was to blame. No one was to blame.
'A time of prosperity came crashing to a halt, and as ordinary citizens, none of us really understood why. Two acclaimed performance groups, version 1.0 and post, have set out to find the answer. Two teams of extreme economic non-experts have boldly tackled what few could ever comprehend - the Global Financial Crisis.'
Source: version 1.0 website, http://www.versiononepointzero.com/
'A Distressing Scenario' is a double bill comprising:
'version 1.0 and "A Distressing Scenario" have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body, and by the NSW Government through Arts NSW. This project has also been assisted by the Department of Performance Studies at the University of Sydney.
'post is supported by Managing and Producing Services (MAPS) NSW, a joint initiative supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts NSW. MAPS NSW is managed by Performing Lines.' (version 1.0's website.)