OFF THE RECORD
by CHRIS ARONSTEN
11 July – 5 August 2023
“If you’re honest you get locked out. People don’t like you. But what can you do when you know the truth?”
Jenny Gosper is the host of Face to Face a tacky, tabloid-style tv current affairs show. She once had a stellar career as a journalist before suffering a spectacular fall from grace.
Tony Trevelan is the founder and CEO of Embrace International, a high profile aid agency operating in Bangladesh, who is facing accusations of abusing female employees.
Jenny and Tony go way back – and now she has him in the hot seat on her show.
But the interview is a fizzer, and in the aftermath, as the hospitality drinks flow, secrets are revealed, and threats of exposure on both sides turn the situation toxic.
When Jenny has a serious accident, the outcome unexpectedly presents her with a way to finally nail Tony.
Sydney writer Chris Aronsten’s play seeks to examine how we can empower ourselves in the face of systematic corruption and investigates the mechanics of accountability.
Shortlisted for the 2021 Silver Gull Play Award
Director Jess Davis
To be announced
Preview Tue 11 Jul 7:30pm
Opening Night Wed 12 Jul 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance Sat 5 Aug 2pm
Running time: to be confirmed
Please note: latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance
Concessions, Groups (6+) $30
New Theatre Members $25
Thrifty Thursdays $25
Patrons please note: New Theatre is gradually phasing out
cash payments at Front of House, with a view to being EFTPOS-only
by the beginning of July. This will apply to both ticket and bar sales.
COVID- Safe protocols:
QR code and vaccination checks are no longer required.
Face masks are not mandatory, but recommended.
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