Author: David Williamson; Producer: Christine Harris & HIT Productions; Director: Denis Moore
Sports Manager Rohan Swift needs to uncover what is troubling his star player. Brent Lyall is at the top of his game and should be on top of the world: captain of the most powerful football club in Australia, he has two medals and a beautiful girl on his arm; but something is holding him back from being the charismatic hero the public and his sponsors expect. Brent hides a secret obsession that will rock the nation.
Off the field, Brent has a penchant for designer dresses and prefers a pair of Manolo Blahniks to footy boots…plus his alter ego ‘Carmen’ is about to go public. With millions at stake from endorsement deals, ruthless Rohan will do anything to stop sleazy tabloid predator Max Upfield from exposing Brent’s private fetish to the fickle football-fanatic public.
Acclaimed Australian playwright and National Living Treasure David Williamson delivers another hilarious football story – this time, with a twist. In spectacular form, Managing Carmen takes a satirical look at the characters behind the nation’s favourite sport: greedy sports managers, champion footballers, bimbo girlfriends and notorious tabloid writers.
After nationwide tours of acclaimed Williamson plays The Club, Let the Sunshine and When Dad Married Fury, HIT Productions has assembled its award-winning creative team once again to bring you this new production of Managing Carmen.
‘David Williamson is at the top of his game. It’s immensely funny, zips along faster than the NBN, and has a pay-off that’s poignant in its plea for tolerance in our sport-obsessed society. Managing Carmen proves once again why David Williamson is one of ‘Australia’s Living National Treasures.’ Peter Pinne, Stage Whispers
‘By full time, Williamson’s witty banter and colourful characters have hit their mark. Williamson deftly plays the field of gender identity politics with style and sequins. Managing Carmen has all the wit of Williamson’s 1978 hit The Club, with a twist. The audience loved it.’ Caroline Heim, The Australian
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes including interval
Audience Advice: Contains strong language and adult themes. Not suitable for children.
|24 – 28 June 2014|
|Tuesday 24 June, 8.00pm
Wednesday 25 June, 8.00pm
Thursday 26 June, 2.00pm & 8.00pm
Friday 27 June 8.00pm
Saturday 28 June, 2.00pm & 8.00pm
|All Matinees – $49.00|
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