Become The One

KabukuPR | 7-Apr-2022
A heart-warming queer romantic comedy that challenges notions of masculinity.
Venue: Riverside Theatres
Address: Corner of Church and Market St, Parramatta
Date: Thursday 19th May to Saturday 21st May
Time: 8:00pm
Ticket: $23-49
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Call: 02 8839 3399
Become The One
“Heart wrenching, raw and categorically brave. You’re suspended in the tension of this relationship with the characters. We need more of this on our stages.” – Theatre People

Riverside Theatres is thrilled to present Lab Kelpie’s Become the One, a heart-warming queer romantic comedy that challenges notions of masculinity, from Thursday 19th May to Saturday 21st May.

When Noah captures the attention of Tom, a celebrated AFL player nearing the end of his career, sparks immediately fly. But as the season progresses and their relationship grows, questions around identity, agency and our devotion to hyper masculinity begin to surface, forcing us to consider what happens to love when good intentions and patience aren’t enough anymore.

An award-winning romantic comedy featuring two vibrant, lovable characters at its heart, Become The One explores why a footballer would choose to remain closeted, and why their openly gay partner would choose to accept it.

Weaving a clever tapestry of comedy, drama and romance, Become The One repositions the typical “closeted sportsman” narrative by asking its audience to consider: What if it was the partner, not the athlete, that became the driving force behind dismantling the heteronormativity of Australia’s national sport? What might they – and that journey – look like?

Winner of the 2018 Playtime Award for New Writing, this funny, smart and challenging drama explores the true meaning of bravery and what it might take to do the right thing – as a lover, as a high-profile sportsman, as a human being – to become the one.

Become The One features outstanding performances from Chris Asimos (State Theatre Company of South Australia’s A View from the Bridge, ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) and Mason Gasowski (The Australian Shakespeare Company’s Wind in the Willows) under the direction of four-time Green Room Award nominee Lyall Brooks.

When: Thursday 19th May to Saturday 21st May at 8pm.

Where: Riverside Theatres - Corner of Church and Market St, Parramatta

Tickets: Adults $49, Concession $45, Child 15 and Under $42, Groups 8+ $44, School Groups/ Teachers $23. Discounts available for Riverside Theatres’ Members. Transaction fee $4.60.

Performance Warning: This production contains coarse language and adult content and is recommended for ages 15+.

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