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Wednesday 23rd of March, 2022,
- Riverlinks Westside – Echuca Road, Mooroopna
Riverlinks Member Full $35.00
Riverlinks Member Concession $30.00
Group (6+) $35.00 each
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- Riverlinks Box Office: 03 5832 9511
CANCELLED: Due to circumstances outside our control the performance for Become the One has been cancelled.
What would you do for love? Become The One, a romantic comedy that's out of bounds!
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, the play 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 –
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.
Theatre People gave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review, saying the play was: “Heart wrenching, raw and categorically brave. You’re suspended in the tension of this relationship, along with the characters. We need more of this on our stages.”
Be Melbourne gave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐½ review, saying the play was:
“Excellent!” and “Definitely worth seeing!”
Arts Hub gave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐ review, saying the play:
“presents many layers and it meticulously crafted.”
Warnings: Adult Themes, Some Coarse Language, MA15+.
Become The One by Adam Fawcett from Lab Kelpie on Vimeo.
This project's development and premiere season was supported by Creative Victoria, a Jacky Winter Gardens Residency and the Victorian Government through the Pride Events and Festivals Fund.