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Noosa Long Weekend Festival in Association with XS Entertainment present;
Brent Lyall (Adam Flower) has it all. At 23 years old he has a beautiful girlfriend, two Brownlow medals, and he's already the captain of one of the most powerful football clubs in the land. There's just one small hitch....... Occasionally he enjoys dressing up..... in women's clothes. Uncovering his client's penchant for cross dressing, Brent's wily agent Rohan Swift (Frank Wilkie) swings into damage control to prevent the devastating truth from coming out. The media already has a whiff of the story and the humiliation of a public outing would spell the end of the athlete's career, not to mention the mountains of cash they're both making through endorsements.
Inevitably, the AFL player's addiction is irrepressible and his alter ego must be set free.
With more than 40 years in the business and a string of box office successes, David Williamson (The Club, Don's Party, Let the Sunshine) has earned a reputation as our country's most popular and successful playwright. Managing Carmen is Williamson's laugh-out-loud instalment, holding a mirror up to the personalities we've all come to love and hate - the whatever-it-takes businessman, the bimbo trophy wife, and of course, the flawed footy hero.
DIRECTOR SAM COWARD
“Fast, Furious and Funny. This Australian farce takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the world of elite sport and the monsters that lurk within it. A sharp assessment of modern sexuality and a biting tale of perception, pressure and pitfalls of fame.........and fashion”
“We have assembled a stellar cast of the Sunshine Coasts finest actors to honour this fresh new play by our local hero DW”
“After his bold interpretation of DW’s Influence, Coward is eager to tackle another of the icons plays with his unique view and stylized approach to Williamson’s words...”
Managing Carmen by David Williamson
Dates and Times:
Tuesday 22nd July at 2.00pm
Tuesday 22nd July at 7.30pm
Wednesday 23rd July at 2.00pm
Wednesday 23rd July at 7.30pm
Prices: $45.00 Matinee performances 22, 23 July
$55.00 Evening performances 22, 23 July
Venue: The J Theatre
Duration: 2.5 hours (With Intermission)
The J Theatre, Noosaville
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