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

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