A Southern Fairytale

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Image by Jordana Dale

The story of a gay Christian growing up in the Deep South

Based on true events, A Southern Fairytale artfully illuminates the challenges facing a young, gay Christian growing up in the Deep South. As we accompany the protagonist through multiple journeys into and out of the closet, the audience emotionally connects with the very real impacts of conversion therapy, excommunication, and a father who believes that a demon has possessed his son.

Written and performed with deep passion and the insight only gained through personal experience, Ty Autry skilfully explores the trauma of rejection by those we love. As family and friends impose extreme measures to reshape him to fit their ideal, the young man is left isolated and alone. Will he ever thrive - or even just simply survive - if he chooses to live as he was born? Is happiness possible when the only faith you have ever known, not to mention everyone you love, demands that you are wrong and living a life of sin?

Butterfly Club Early Bird Offer:
Book by 18 December 11:59pm for $28 tickets. Bookings are via The Butterfly Club.


Trailer: A Southern Fairytale from Ty Autry on Vimeo.

"This is a clever and well-written solo performer play, an intensely personal narrated journey"
"There is a depth of wisdom here which needs to be shared with the world."
— World Pride New York
"Intimate details that help de-marginalise the experience of being marginalised"
— Audience Review

Images by Mike Glatzer Photography

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Event & ticketing details

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Dates & Times

WHEN 30 Jan-4 Feb | Mon-Sat 8:30pm


FULL $37.00
CONC $33.00
GROUP $30.00 - (min 6)
EARLY BIRD $28 until 18 December via The Butterfly Club
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


The Butterfly Club - Upstairs

5 Carson Pl, Melbourne CBD

Get directions


Flinders Street


Any Swanston St tram to stop 11 | tram 11, 12, 48, 86, 96, 109 to stop 6

Event notes


Australian Premiere, Award Winning


Course language
Reference to sexual violence
Reference to drug use

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