A short and sharp black comedy with a big impact and a running time only as long as the title suggests, Theatre Works in association with Hot Mess Productions presents 80 Minutes No Interval by Travis Cotton for a limited season from 21 November 2018.
Louis is a failing novelist, which wouldn’t be the case if he’d stop messing with tense and obscuring narrative. He used to be a theatre reviewer, and he’d still be doing that if a red box hadn’t been invented that writes perfect reviews.
His girlfriend would still be around if he’d stopped taking her to the theatre, and he’d have a home if he hadn’t worn out his welcome at his parent’s investment property. One thing Louis does have is grit; he ain’t gonna let no thing or nobody bring him down.
Travis Cotton is an award winning Australian actor and playwright. His plays have played around Australia and he was recently awarded the 2018 Lysicrates Prize for his play Starfish. It has been five years since Cotton appeared onstage, in Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of The Beast and he is excited to be stepping back into the spotlight for the Melbourne premiere of his play.
“Mr Cotton has written and directed a very marvellous work, a surprisingly original black-comic whimsy that dazzles as much as it delights.” – Kevin Jackson
Writer & Director: Travis Cotton Featuring: Travis Cotton, Robin Goldsworthy, Martelle Hammer, Tamzen Hayes, Tom O’Sullivan Designers: Brynna Lowen & Sarah Hall Sound Design & Composition: Hamish Michael Lighting Design: John Collopy
80 Minutes No Interval
Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Season: 21 November – 2 December 2018
Information and Bookings: www.theatreworks.org.au
Image: Travis Cotton stars in 80 Minutes No Interval (supplied)