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Become the One

When:

Wed 6 Feb 2019, 7:30pm–8:40pm
Thu 7 Feb 2019, 7:30pm–8:40pm
Fri 8 Feb 2019, 7:30pm–8:40pm
Sat 9 Feb 2019, 4:00pm–5:10pm
Sat 9 Feb 2019, 7:30pm–8:40pm

Where: Gasworks Arts Park, Cnr Graham and Pickles Streets, Albert Park, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Concession: $29.00
  • Group: $25.00
  • Preview: $25.00
  • Standard: $35.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: Midsumma Festival

An AFL player forms a relationship with a young queer man, turning his personal life upside down. But it’s the outside world that needs shaking up… Starring performers Chris Asimos and Henry Strand, this smart, sexy and challenging new work asks how same-sex partners of closeted athletes can continue to live in silence, and what it might take – as a lover and a high profile sportsman – to Become The One.
When Noah captures the attention of Tom, a celebrated AFL player nearing the end of his career, sparks immediately fly. As the season progresses and their relationship grows, questions around identity, sexuality and our devotion to hyper masculinity begin to surface, forcing them to consider what happens to clandestine relationships when good intentions and patience aren’t enough anymore.
A main stage love story featuring vibrant queer characters at its heart, it is less interested in exploring why an AFL footballer is yet to come out, and more concerned with why same-sex partners of AFL players (who statistically have to exist) continue to accept it.
What if the partner, not the athlete, became the driving force behind dismantling the last stronghold of heteronormative masculinity in Australian sport? What might they – and that journey – look like?
Winner of the 2018 Midsumma Playtime Staged Readings Event for new queer writing, this timely new Australian play by emerging playwright Adam Fawcett features Chris Asimos and Henry Strand under the direction of Lyall Brooks.

Become The One
By Adam Fawcett, 2018 Midsumma Playtime Staged Readings Winner

Part Romance
Part Comedy
All Drama

When Noah captures the attention of Tom, a celebrated AFL player nearing the end of his career, sparks immediately fly. But as the season progresses and their relationship grows, questions around identity, sexuality and our devotion to hyper masculinity begin to surface, forcing us to consider what happens to love when good intentions and patience aren’t enough anymore.

Winner of the 2018 Midsumma Playtime Staged Readings Event for new queer writing, this smart, sexy and challenging world premiere explores the true meaning of bravery, and what it might take – as both a lover and a high profile sportsman – to become the one.

This projects development and premiere season have been supported by Creative Victoria, a Jacky Winter Gardens Residency and the Victorian Government through the Pride Events and Festivals Fund.

Written by Adam Fawcett
Directed by Lyall Brooks
With Chris Asimos & Henry Strand
Composition & Sound Design by Tom Backhaus
Lighting Design by Benjamin Morris
Stage & Production Management by Tanje Ruddick
Promo image by Pier Carthew

Nudity | Coarse language | Smoke/haze | Latecomer lockout

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