Bats Theatres presents The Altruists
When an anorexic soap star fed up with the philandering ways of her politically radical Kerouac wanna-be boyfriend snaps and commits murder, she desperately enlists the aid of her brother Roland to cover up the crime. However her social worker sibling is busy with his own project; “reforming” a dangerous young street hustler with a penchant for drugs and a flair for the dramatic . .
Written by Nicky Silver (USA)
Directed by Gene Alexander
21-31 January, 7.00pm
BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or 04 802 4175
Cost: $18 waged or $13 unwaged/group 8+
From the company that brought you Dostoevsky Trip and The Little Tragedies comes The Altruists, a dark farce penned by the enfant terrible of downtown New York theatre, Nicky Silver. Consisting of political incorrectness, hysterical tantrums, neurosis, ketosis, murder, and enough sex to satisfy you for hours no matter what your orientation!
The Altruists is rare treat for those who enjoy their comedy served black with a dash of razor sharp humour and biting wit.
“Nothing is sacred to Nicky Silver, the American theater’s one-man brat pack. He uses knowledge of the real world’s suffering and heartache to attack the shallowness of a culture epitomized by the energetic banality of *Seinfeld* -- and at the same time he employs the high-speed manipulation of comic stereotypes to poke fun at the very idea of taking anything seriously.” - The Advocate, April 2000
Starring: Mel Dodge, Gareth Ruck, Desiree Rose Cheer, Leon Wadham and Ben Fransham