Date(s) - 17 Apr 2013
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
Duration: 2 hours & 15 minutes including interval
By Elizabeth Coleman
Gruff, well ordered, quintessentially Aussie family man Ron is convinced he is dying. With less than two hours to live, in a magnanimous gesture of loving finality, he hosts a party to break the news and offer his wife and children a few last quality moments. As the minutes tick down, Ron’s motives become increasingly blurred by the rising smokescreen he’s thrown over his dysfunctional family unit.
Elizabeth Coleman’s (Secret Bridesmaids’ Business) deliciously funny and sweetly dark play It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To) is a comedy of anxiety, absurdity and occasionally terror. Like all great comedy, there is laughter … but the elbow jabbing at your ribs is a little bit sharper than expected.
Audiences will be both groaning with familiarity and rolling in the aisles. This is great fun.
The Sunday Telegraph
Booking details: http://www.glenstreet.com.au/event/its-my-party-and-ill-die-if-i-want-to/