by Victor Roger
directed by Roy Ward
presented by Multinesia
at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 16 Feb 2013 to 20 Feb 2013
North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia
From 28 Sep 2013 to 5 Oct 2013
Reviewed by: Naomi Cohen; Matt Baker (Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog); Cameron Woodhead (The Sydney Morning Herald);
WHO YOU CALLIN A BLACK FAGGOT?!?
In the style of Toa Fraser's Bare, award winning playwright Victor Rodger (My Name is Gary Cooper, Ranterstantrum, Sons) brings you BLACK FAGGOT from February 16th – a series of (mostly) humorous monologues from a vast array of (mostly) gay Samoan characters.
From a camp, closeted member of Destiny Church who finds himself on the Enough is Enough march against the Civil Union Bill, to a butch Hamo homo who is loudly and unapologetically gay; from an anal Samoan clean freak who's annoyed that his partner's just orgasmed on their new brand new bedspread to an award winning fa'afafine artist who relishes explaining the true meaning behind her new work “Cracker Wanna Poly.”
Set against the rise of Destiny Church and incorporating the current controversy surrounding the Same Sex Marriage Bill currently before Parliament, BLACK FAGGOT is an often hilarious but always provocative piece of work from one of New Zealand's leading playwrights.
“Erotic, funny and full of machete-sharp dialogue” - Theatreview on MY NAME IS GARY COOPER
“A black comedy with brio attitude and guts” - The Listener on AT THE WAKE
“An admirable lack of waffle and self indulgence” - The New Zealand Herald on RANTERSTANTRUM
“Leaves an indelible impression” - The Dominon Post on SONS
Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to www.aucklandfringe.co.nz
BLACK FAGGOT plays
16th – 20th February 2013, 8:30pm (no show Sunday)
Duration: 60 minutes
Venue: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD
Tickets: Adult $20, Conc $15, Group $15.
Bookings: iTicket - www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000
North Melbourne Town Hall, Rehearsal Room
Sept 28 - Oct 5 2013