Date: 12 Jan, 2, 9 Feb
Time: Sat 2pm
Duration: 135 minutes
Price: $21 full, $19 concession
In-your-face, in-the-raw - acclaimed gay theatre, raw.
Serving up a mouth-watering oeuvre of inexpensive, accessible & provocative plays, Midsumma's Playing-In-The-Raw takes the play readings out of the chairs & the productions out of the theatre, plus sets you up on a spicy date with some of the world's most internationally acclaimed writers & plays.
- Sat 12 Jan: 'Next Fall' by Geoffrey Nauffts
- Sat 2 Feb: 'Playing Rock Hudson' by Cameron Lukey
- Sat 9 Feb: 'Loaded' by Elliot Ramon Potts
Sat 12 Jan: NEXT FALL by Geoffrey Nauffts
A witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. While the play's central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, Next Fall goes beyond a typical love story. This timely + compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to 'believe' and what it might cost us not to.
Sat 2 Feb: PLAYING ROCK HUDSON by Cameron Lukey
One of America's most popular movie stars throughout the 50s and 60s, Hudson's death in 1985, a year after having been diagnosed with AIDS, made headlines the world over. He had been the first public figure to succumb to the disease and his death inspired a movement - led by friend Elizabeth Taylor - that helped shine a light on the emerging epidemic. Three years later, Hudson’s former lover Marc Christian sued the actor's estate on the grounds of reckless endangerment, claiming that Hudson had put his life at risk by withholding the true nature of his disease for the last year of their relationship. But was Christian really the love of Hudson's life or was he a blackmailing hustler out to play Rock Hudson for all he was worth?
Sat 9 Feb: LOADED by Elliot Ramon Potts
Forty-seven year old Patrick is accustomed to having the upper hand in his intimate encounters, both sexually and intellectually... until he meets Jude, an equally intelligent, quick-witted twenty-four year old. Their attempt at playful banter starts to open wounds and expose their arrogance and hypocrisies. The sex may have been red hot but the conversation... incendiary.