This Much Is True
By LOUIS NOWRA
Directed by TOBY SCHMITZ
12 July - 12 August
Proudly presented by Red Line Productions.
A debt collector, a drag queen, a rogue chemist and a manic depressive walk into a pub…
THIS MUCH IS TRUE continues the story of Lewis from Summer of the Aliens and Cosi. Now he’s older, a writer and lives in an inner city suburb filled with public housing, the underclass and characters who could only exist in such a place.
He attends the 150 year old hotel, The Rising Sun, where he mixes with a core of customers, including an ice chemist, a once famous drag queen, a violent debt collector, a con man, a manic depressive and a fixer.
These stories are true.
Justin Stewart Cotta
Written by Louis Nowra
Directed by Toby Schmitz
Assistant Directed by Andrew Henry
Set Design by Anna Gardiner
Lighting Design by Matt Cox
Costume Design by Martelle Hunt
Sound Design by Jed Silver
Stage Management by Bronte Axam
Photography by John Marmaras
DATES & TIMES
Tuesday - Saturday: 8:15 PM
Sunday: 6:30 PM
12 & 13 July
Saturday, 5 August: 2:00 PM
PATRONS PLEASE NOTE:
This performance will be filmed for distribution purposes. There will be cameras and operators amongst the audience, and the show may need to be stopped for any technical requirements that occur.
110 minutes no interval
*Concession tickets are available to Seniors, DVA & Student Card Holders and MEAA Equity Members.
Inspired by This Much Is True, a short new Australian work,
The Telescope by Brooke Robinson,
will play prior to the main show from 1 - 12 August.
Shows start at 6:15 PM (Tues-Sat) and at 4:30 PM (Sun)
and run for 40 minutes with no interval.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here.
"...this is an achievement everyone involved can be proud of and audiences should be banging the door down for tickets. A bit of history is being made and a gorgeous entertainment is to be had by all. Recommended without reservation."
Diana Simmonds - StageNoise
"Nowra's characters are all beautifully observed and the zippy dialogue feels utterly authentic, laced with wonder turns-of-phrase and plenty of humour. Director Toby Schmitz and assistant director Andrew Henry get the most from an exceptionally fine cast, all of whom totally inhabit the characters they play. ★★★★"
Jo Litson - Sunday Telegraph
"[The] cast are all excellent, painting characters that you could describe as larger-than-life, but for the fact that they are so truthful. ★★★★"
Ben Neutze - Daily Review
"Whether you've ever had a drink at the Old Fitz, or any traditional Australian pub, or are simply intrigued by the stories of people whose voices are rarely heard without derision, This Much Is True will definitely entertain and amuse. Do not miss this fabulous production and its stellar cast in the location that inspired it."
Jade Kops - Broadway World
"Eight brilliant performers are assembled to create an underground world for our delectation. The ensemble is imaginative, adventurous and bold, and they each take the opportunity to showcase extraordinary skill and talent, at a standard that makes us fall in love with the theatre all over again."
Suzy Wrong - Suzy Goes See
"It’s a theatrical and historic treat to see This Much Is True in the very place of its imagining, but this local gem will surely travel far."
Martin Portus - Stage Whispers
"This Much Is True weaves considerable magic from tall tales, little tragedies, and the sentimental glow Nowra casts over his characters. Take two glasses of your poison down to the theatre instead of one. Settle in and surrender. ★★★½"
Jason Blake - Sydney Morning Herald
Seating at The Old Fitz Theatre is unreserved.
Drinks are permitted in the theatre. Food is not permitted under any circumstances. This includes bar chips/nuts.
Please note there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at The Old Fitz Theatre. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there is a no refunds/exchanges policy in place with regards to latecomers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0416 044 413 with any issues.