Following a sold out season from The Old 505 Theatre in Sydney, This Genuine Moment is coming to the La Mama Courthouse in Carlton.
The story follows ‘R’ as he wakes up on Christmas eve next to ‘L’ – a man he doesn’t know the name of. R has never done this before, and L has done this one too many times. As they piece together their apparent one night stand, R reveals his plan to ‘come out’ to his family at Christmas, and for the next hour, the conversation turns through topics of family, social media, sexuality, and a touch of chlamydia. It all begins to be unravel as both R and L confront the need for the truth, not just from each other, but also from themselves.
A new queer play that asks how much easier is it to be honest with someone we don’t know, than ourselves? Jacob Parker has written a funny experience that we all know. But this time, you’re not running away from it.
This was one of the most human moments I’ve ever experienced in a theatre, and will very likely have a spot in my top 5 for the year. –Theatre Travels
Written by Jacob Parker
Directed by Hayden Tonazzi
Produced by Rock Bottom Productions
Performed by Tom Dawson and Ilai Swindells
Set & Costume Design by Kate Beere
Video Design by Aron Murray
Vocal Coaching by Laura Farrell
Image by Clare Hawley
Content warning: Course Language, Sexually Transmitted Infections & Mental Health
Download This Genuine Moment Program (accessible Word Doc)
Tickets also available at www.midsumma.org.au