In The Mens starring Sydney actor, Ben Maclaine and Melbourne actor Ben Grant is a collection of comedic and dramatic monologues examining generations of the Australian male psyche. The original production at the Tap Gallery in Sydney in late 2008 was one of the most enjoyable and artistically fulfilling journeys I’ve ever been on. Half of the pieces have been retained from that production, and four more recent pieces have been added. Ben Maclaine journeys to Melbourne to return to various roles. From jockeys addicted to cheesecake to exhausted stockbrokers falling asleep on the Geelong Rd, In The Mens looks at men from all walks of life.
Ben Grant and I will be on Richard Watts’ SmartArts on 3RRR on Thursday April 13 @ 10am talking about the production. I will then be on 3AW with Denis Walter the same day at 2PM continuing the conversation.
More news soon… soon.
The Truth is Longer Than a Lie will be presented for three free community performances. Bookings are not required, but please be at venues 15 minutes prior to starting times for seating purposes. The three shows are:
Wed March 15th (1pm) – Monash Medical Centre, Level 2, Lecture Theatre 1, 246 Clayton Rd, Clayton. Enquiries: emily Manning or Gihan Sadek – Tel: 99288741
Wed March 15th (8pm) – Chelsea Activity Hub, 3-5 Showers Ave, Chelsea – Tel: 97739735
Thurs March 16th (8pm) – Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre, 31b Marcus Rd, Dingley Village – Tel: 95581866
Please come along to these performances at no cost! Supper and a Q and A afterwards at the evening performances.
Email enquiries: email@example.com
Due to casting problems, The Truth is Longer Than a Lie’s La Mama Season has now been cancelled. Set to run between April 26th and May 7th, we are now looking at dates later in the year. The three planned community shows in mid-March are all being performed.
Due to casting problems, the La Mama Courthouse season of The Truth is Longer Than a Lie (April 26 to May 7) has been cancelled. The three community shows on Mar 15 and 16 are still going ahead as planned.
Replacing The Truth at the La Mama Courthouse (April 19 to April 30) is a series of pocket comedies and dramas under the banner In The Mens. Originally performed in Sydney in 2008 at The Tap Gallery, this new show with some new additions finds original performer Ben Maclaine teaming up with Melbourne actor, Ben Grant. More details soon.
The Youthful Adventures of Damon Dukirk starring Zach Wegner will have a second New York performance at the Secret Theatre, Long Island, as part of the Flying Solo Festival in late February. Another show returning is Sons of Sun (The Sam Phillips Story) which has had a good rest since the middle of last year, but will return to the Sydney Opera House Studio on the 3rd and 4th of November. More show details soon.
The Truth is Longer Than a Lie is doing three community shows as a 50 minute condensed version of the play. All three performances are free of charge.
Wed March 15 – Monash Medical Centre, Lecture Theatre 3, Level 2, 246 Clayton Rd, Clayton @ 1pm
Wed March 15 – Chelsea Activity Hub (more details shortly)
Thurs March 16 – Dingley Village Neighbourhood House (more details shortly)
Following this from Wednesday April 26th onwards, The Truth is Longer Than a Lie will have ten performances (the full play) at the La Mama Courthouse in Carlton. Please see here for full details over the next couple of weeks.