FAG/STAG: FESTIVAL SMASH HIT TO HIT GRIFFIN FOR SUMMER

 

FAG/STAG
Pictures by Jamie Breen

Following sell-out, critically acclaimed seasons in Edinburgh, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, The Last Great Hunt’s FAG/STAG comes to Griffin’s Stables Theatre for its Sydney premiere 10 – 27 January 2018.

Written and performed by two of Australia’s sharpest young writers, Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs, FAG/STAG is a truthful and comic insight into the mind of the modern man.

Jimmy (Fowler) and Corgan (Isaacs) are BFFs. Jimmy is gay, Corgan is straight. Hurtling towards their 30s, life is filled with a mix of Tinder, Grindr, binge-drinking and half-hearted hook-ups. As the wedding of Corgan’s ex looms and Jimmy’s love life stagnates, the two struggle to get their lives in working order. FAG/STAG is one story, told twice, from the perspective of two (very) unreliable narrators.

With compelling storytelling, flawlessly-timed comedy and the kind of easeful performances that only come when you’re best mates, playing best mates, FAG/STAG is the perfect summer show.

Say Fowler and Isaacs, “we put the jigsaw together from pieces of our own experience and the experiences of the people around us”. They add “we wanted to capture the end of our twenties, as well as a true to life picture of friendship, masculinity and sexuality.”

Brimming with laughs, tenderness and quarter-life-crisis ennui, this festival hit asks what it really means to have a best mate when you’re stuck being your worst self.

The piece delves into the idiosyncrasies of the gay man/straight man relationship, but ultimately it’s a tale of the highs and lows of friendship. Beautiful stuff. ★★★★½  The Adelaide Advertiser

Jeffrey Jay Fowler (Jimmy) and Chris Isaacs (Corgan) are two of our most adept young writers and performers, and Fag/Stag crackles with their talent. ★★★★  The West Australian

Winner, Scotsman Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Winner, Best Performance Award, Melbourne Fringe 2015

Winner, Best Theatre Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe 2016

Winner, Melbourne Fringe Award Perth Fringe World 2016

For more information about and tickets to FAG/STAG visit

http://www.griffintheatre.com.au/whats-on/fagstag/

 

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