by Topher Payne
10 – 27 July
“It’s only terrorism if it doesn’t work. When it works, we call it a revolution.”
An openly lesbian politician is up for re-election. Her female opponent is a moderate conservative who’s aligned herself with fundamentalist Christian right-wingers. They’re locked in a tight race in which each side dog-whistles to its base and any event can become politicized in an instant.
When a gay drug addict is bashed with a baseball bat and left to die, his former lover, a campaign aid for the incumbent senator, is enraged. But it’s the unwillingness of his boss to label it a hate-crime that tips him over the edge.
Teaming up with another ‘angry fag’, the two embark on a vendetta of sabotage and assassinations, reasoning that if gays aren’t respected enough to win equal justice and rights, fear will achieve what good intentions and politics cannot.
Vicious, deliciously subversive, brutal and breath-takingly funny, this dystopian revenge tragedy – with more than a nod to Tarentino – pushes all the buttons.
“Whip-smart, relevant and incendiary” Chicago Edge
Previews 10 & 11 Jul 7:30pm
Opening Night Thu 12 Jul 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm
Sat 27 Jul 2pm only
Concession, Groups (6+) $30
New Theatre Members $22 (with promo code)
Previews, Thrifty Thursdays $20
Main image: © Wordley Calvo Stock/Adobe Stock