HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA

by JORDAN SEAVEY

 

6 February – 9 March 2024

 

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE, PRESENTED AS PART OF MARDI GRAS+

 

“we’ve been a community since
stonewall certainly
harvey milk probably
ancient greece maybe”

In a supposedly ‘post-gay’ America, a booze-infused date in a New York bar sets two men on a rollercoaster ride of lust, love and the messy stuff in between.

Taking place in Brooklyn and jumping around moments in time scattered between 2006 and 2011, this sexually blunt, emotionally raw and outrageously funny dramedy explodes the attitudes, desires and prejudices that sit at the heart of every romantic relationship, gay or straight.

The age-old conflict between committed monogamy and sexual freedom must be navigated, the personal becomes the political, and we go deep into what it means to love to the point of heartbreak and beyond.

“A daringly frank, funny and affecting play” The New York Times

creative team

Director Alex Kendall Robson
Production Designer Zara Pittioni 
Sound Designer David Wilson 
Cultural Consultant Paris Freed
Intimacy Coordinator Sonya Kerr
Stage Manager Lilly McMahon

cast

Axel Berecry
Sonya Kerr

Eddie O’Leary
Reuben Solomon

 

dates/times

Preview Tue 6 Feb 7:30pm
Opening Night Wed 7 Feb 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm
Performances on Sat 2 & 9 Mar 2pm only

Running time: 105 minutes

Please note: latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance

 

tickets

Full $37
Concessions, Groups (6+) $32
New Theatre Members $25
Mardi Gras Members $25
Thrifty Thursdays $25
Preview $20

Patrons please note: New Theatre is now EFTPOS-only
at Front of House for both ticket and bar sales.

COVID- Safe protocols:
QR code and vaccination checks are no longer required.

Face masks are not mandatory, but recommended.

★★★½ “A smart and snappy exploration of sex, lust and politics.” Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★ “A fabulous time to stage Jordan Seavey’s no-holds-barred time-travel of a reflective romp … The production benefits from a powerhouse ensemble. Its capable and slick artistry is perfect Mardi Gras Festival fare for our challenging modern times. See it with your tribe.” Sydney Arts Guide

“Actors Eddie O’Leary and Reuben Solomon are persuasive and very well-rehearsed … Sonya Kerr brings an enjoyable precision, and Axel Berecry’s mischievous disposition leaves an impression.” Suzy Goes See

“A timely reminder – with Mardi Gras sparkling near – of how relationships change throughout history, and the beauty found in queer storytelling … Intriguing, charming, at times simply stunning.” Theatre Thoughts

“Directed at a snapping pace by Alex Kendall Robson, Seavey’s play is insightful and very witty … This well-acted ensemble fully entertains with an outspoken, explicit play about where gay history has brought us all.” Stage Whispers

“A welcome tour de force for ‘homos’ and straights alike … Take your loved ones for a guaranteed stimulating night of good theatre.” Theatre Travels

“An engaging evening of theatre … Sonya Kerr creates both humour and pathos … Reuben Solomon and Eddie O’Leary are gloriously vibrant … Axel Berecry gives the production a pleasing texture … The play is a beautiful acknowledgement of the experience of romance, and a teasing invitation to thought.” Theatre Red

 

Main image: © Zlata Kibalko/Shutterstock
Production images: © Chris Lundie