Theatre503 presents a Dragonflies Theatre production…
The HIV Monologues
January 15th-17th, 7:45pm
Alex knows nothing about HIV but knew he should have worn the power bottom singlet. Nick, his Tinder date, has just been diagnosed positive. Their date is going amazingly until Nick discloses his diagnosis….
Marking twenty years since HIV medication first saved lives around the world, Dragonflies Theatre’s newest production explores HIV amongst gay men through a series of interwoven monologues. Tracing the history of HIV and AIDS from the 1980s to the present day, The HIV Monologues reveals the stories behind the headlines, as people’s lives are changed by access to life-saving medication and PrEP whilst they still battle with stigma.
Dragonflies Theatre is a collaboration between the playwright Patrick Cash (‘one to watch’ – Independent) and the director Luke Davies. They are dedicated to making challenging and thought provoking work that reflects issues affecting the LGBTQI community. Their most recent production, The Chemsex Monologues, will be in Adelaide 7th-19 March and at the King’s Head later this year.
Previous praise for The HIV Monologues:
“Sure, there is sadness, wreckage and rage – but there is also life, love and a lot of laughter” – Neil Bartlett
★★★★★ “another triumph” – Gay Times
★★★★★ “a thunder looper of emotions” – The Gay UK
★★★★ “exceptionally powerful performances” – Jack the Lad
Praise for previous Dragonflies Theatre productions:
★★★★★ “an extraordinary tapestry of pleasure and pain” – Gay Times
★★★★★ “an amazingly well written and performed insight” – London Theatre 1
★★★★ “hard hitting and tough to watch” – West End Wilma
Coming later this week…
7:45pm, 3pm Saturday Matinee
A festival of plays about Trump’s first 100 days in the White House
As we face a seismic shift in world politics, Theatre503 presents a festival of plays, creative responses and debate. In the week of President Trump’s inauguration a team of 503 artists offer plays, proposals and premonitions to explore the road that has led to this point and the directions we might take from here.
Each show will feature all 12 short plays, followed immediately by panel discussions designed to provoke thought and action, featuring leading journalists, campaigners, politicians, economists and U.S. theatre-makers. On 19th January we ask “Could Trump be a good thing?” On the 20th, “What can I do now?” as activists discuss practical ways to move forward. After the matinee on the 21st we take on political correctness and discuss the shy locker room Trump supporters, and finally after the evening show on 21st we ask “Is the Media to blame?”
Plays include (not in running order, cast TBA):
A Stronger Arm by Christopher Adams
She Has Beautiful Eyes by Caryl Churchill
Glory; I Miss the Old Kanye by Tearrance Chisholm
Passenger by K. Isaac
Positive Things by Helen Banner
Hardcore by Roy Williams
Baby Girl by Lorna French
Trump in Palestine by Hassan Abdulrazzak
Two Years On by Neil LaBute
What Am I? by Lily Bevan
Trump Talk Trademarked by Ryan Watson
Bitter Nick (the Compére Clown) by Amanda Lane