A RAMBUNCTIOUS MATCH MADE ON EGGSHELLS

Le Gateau Chocolat (Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets) is a man. Adrienne Truscott (Wild Bore) is a woman.

Le Gateau Chocolat is a gay, black, English-Nigerian man and drag artiste. Adrienne Truscott is a cis white feminist American female performance artist.

Le Gateau Chocolat is a multi-award-winning, plus-sized, bearded, drag diva feminist. Adrienne Truscott is a multi-award-winning comedian and provocateur who enjoys chocolate cake, up to a point.

They are dear friends and here, as in everyday life, they perform a multiplicity of identities: perceived, lived and projected. As their comical banter turns personal, political debates erupt, and grey areas (and arias) are exposed. Between musical numbers, they spring rhetorical traps designed to catch any who overstep the blurred lines of the politically correct and interrogate the boundaries of allyship.

When the 'faggot' faces the 'feminist' they ask: ‘How does one walk the fine line that delineates marginalised perspectives?’

In heels, obviously. Crack!

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Malthouse Theatre presents Grey Arias by Adrienne Truscott and Le Gateau Chocolat.

Key Image: Allison Michael Orenstein & Lee Faircloth

DEVISED & CREATED BY /

Adrienne Truscott & Le Gateau Chocolat

CAST /

Adrienne Truscott, Le Gateau Chocolat

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Audio Described

Dates & Times

PREVIEWS 7pm Thu 26 Mar, 7pm Fri 27 Mar, 7pm Sat 28 Mar, 6pm Sun 29 Mar
OPENING NIGHT 7pm, Tue 31 Mar
AUDIO DESCRIBED 7pm, Sat 11 Apr
SENIORS PERFORMANCE 6pm, Sun 5 Apr

Location

Beckett Theatre

Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

WARNINGS / 

This is a new work. It may contain coarse language, adult themes, and possible nudity. Check back closer to the event for further details.

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