Superb night of heart-warming entertainment, drama interspersed with perceptive comedy. Real change begins with full acceptance rather than choosing compromise, and these 37 “coming out” stories reflect the world finally changing for the better.
Twelve actors delivering 94 characters within 29 very short plays, 37 Ways to Say “I’m Gay”, fast paced and very easily extending the continuing storyline, plus beautifully crafted with a number of clever episodic story arcs, and returning to each dramatic story arc, at just the correct moment.
Many fully understand that when intimate relationship breakups happen, the required magic word is NEXT. Not everyone does stupid things after a breakup, but the two ex-lovers Lara Lightfoot (Lauren Young) and Gideon Chase (Gil Balfas) both do and say, so very many things that are often shockingly funny and above all, extremely entertaining. Good relationships can outlive the previous sweetness, when besotted love, quickly turns into revenge hate. Each of the friends, has interesting relationships, not just the two ex-lovers. Unrequited unspoken love, commitment-phobia, affairs, cheating, one night stands, long lost former relationship mistakes to repair. Of special note is actor Tom Harwood, delicious and quirky, appearing on stage as five cleverly different characters, that progress the story arc. Continue reading THINGS NOT TO DO AFTER A BREAKUP @ DEPOT THEATRE Marrickville→
Tunks’ play is about the dysfunctional Post family and their friends, everyone has unresolved issues, their attitudes reveal the dark sides of just another typical Caucasian Australian family.
It is a confronting message piece, LGBT life is a bitch w hen you choose denial.
Ultimately it is a very satisfying drama about self-interest and personal trauma, filled with adult cynicism carefully blended with casual discrimination, racism and homophobia, including brutality, appropriate language and some violence. There are sympathetic performances, that were always tempered with pathos and humour.