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It's My Party And I'll Die If I Want To


Fri 28 Jun 2013, 8:00pm
Sat 29 Jun 2013, 8:00pm

Where: Darwin Entertainment Centre, 93 Mitchell Street, Darwin City, Northern Territory

Restrictions: All Ages

Ron: Good evening. At 10.23pm on January 24, my doctor gave me three months to live. By my calculations, that leaves me with exactly...111 minutes. So Dawn’s invited the kids around for party pies and pavlova.

Gruff, well ordered, quintessentially Aussie family man Ron is convinced he is dying. In a magnanimous gesture of loving finality, he hosts a party, giving his wife and children the chance to spend a few last quality moments as a family. The gathering brings about some urgent confessions, a surprise ‘wedding’, and a visit from the undertaker.

As the minutes tick away, Ron’s party schedule unravels to reveal a dysfunctional family unit that is both outlandishly bizarre and utterly recognisable.

From the writer that brought you the highly successful comedy Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, Elizabeth Coleman’s deliciously funny and sweetly dark play It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To) is a tale of anxiety, absurdity and occasionally terror.
Like all great comedies, there is laughter... but the elbow jabbing at your ribs is that little bit sharper than expected.