17 FEB – 12 MAR 2017
A REFRESHINGLY URGENT PIECE OF NEW AUSTRALIAN WRITING
THERE IS, AS THE SAYING GOES, SOMETHING TO ANNOY ALMOST EVERYONE
IT’S LAUGH-OUT-LOUD THEATRE
1/ A BALL OR ROLL OF SEASONED CHOPPED LIVER, BAKED OR FRIED
2/ A BUNDLE OF STICKS BOUND TOGETHER AS FUEL
3/ PEJORATIVE TERM FOR A MALE HOMOSEXUAL
Warren and Kim are happily married—or as happily ‘married’ as two rich, white gay men in Australia can be. Perusing a dinner menu at a pub one night, they are mortally offended by the dinner special: ‘Faggots—with mashed potato and gravy.’
Flash forward one month. Warren and his best friend Diana are preparing for a party in highly offensive costumes when they are surprised by an unexpected guest: a highly offend-able social media activist. To survive this night with their PC reputations intact, these homosexuals will have to negotiate a moral minefield (in heels).
The stakes couldn’t be higher with an important business deal on the table, not to mention Warren and Kim’s million dollar mortgage. The result is a farce of epic proportions.
As one-half of queer theatre outlaws Sisters Grimm, playwright Declan Greene (I Am A Miracle, Calpurnia Descending) has made his name toying with the subversive. With The Homosexuals, he takes the comedy of errors and lets it swerve across the road like a drunken driver, creating a howlingly funny hour of blistering satire that deals equally vicious blows to left and right wing hypocrisy.
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
A co-production with Griffin Theatre Company.
Key image: Zan Wimberley
Images: Brett Boardman
CAST INCLUDES /
Mama Alto, Simon Burke, Simon Corfield, Genevieve Lemon, Lincoln Younes
SET & COSTUME DESIGN /
LIGHTING DESIGN /
SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION /
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR /
STAGE MANAGER /
Event & ticketing details
1 hour, 20 minutes (no interval)
Contains strong coarse language, use of theatrical smoke, drug references, sexual content, and language and imagery that may be of sensitivity to audience members, including LGBTIQA+ audience members and people of particular ethnocultural and religious groups.