The Shy Manifesto by Michael Ross

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"In its strongest moments, the play does well to articulate the real pain of being a teenager." - Exeunt Magazine

Gavin Roach presents the Australian premiere of The Shy Manifesto by Michael Ross.

Seventeen-year-old Callum is proud to be shy and he thinks you should be too - because what this noisy, crazy world needs right now is a bit more self-restraint.

Tonight he is to address an audience of radical shy comrades and incite the meek to finally rise up and inherit the earth. But memories of the previous night’s drunken escapades at a classmate’s end-of-term party keep intruding, and threaten to upend the fragile identity he has so carefully created for himself.

Jake Matricardi stars in this bittersweet coming-of-age comedy/drama about a shy boy who is fed up of constantly being told to come out of his shell.

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Dates & Times

WHEN 1-5 Feb | Tue-Sat 6:30pm
DURATION 1hr 10m


FULL $25.00
CONC $20.00
GROUP $20.00 - (min 6)
3-SHOW PKG 10% off all 3 eligible shows
EARLY BIRD 15% off if purchased prior to 13 December


Bluestone Church Arts Space

8A Hyde St, Footscray

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Any western line to Footscray


82 to stop 64

Event notes


Australian Premiere


Coarse language, Reference to sexual violence

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