Fucking Men

New Theatre Fucking Men - photo by Bob Seary AARA sharp, provocative and very funny play dealing with a chain of hook-ups amongst a group of gay men, New Theatre presents the Australian premiere of Joe DiPietro’s Fucking Men as part of the 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras from 8 February.

American writer Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) has loosely adapted La Ronde, Arthur Schnitzler’s notorious 19th century satire about sexual adventuring, and turned it into a revealing panorama of contemporary gay life.

Take ten guys: The Escort, The Soldier, The Tutor, The Uni Student, The Married Guy (and his partner), The Porn Star, The Playwright, The Actor and The Journalist, put them into a series of one-on-one encounters, and the result is an erotic, confronting and audacious comedy of gay sexual manners.

Like good sex, each moment leaves you wanting more. But underneath the hot man-on-man action is an ironic and truthful look at the conflict many gay men experience between the desire for monogamous love and the thrill of sexual freedom.

Joe DiPietro is an award-winning American playwright, lyricist and author. His works include  I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Over the River and Through the Woods; Babes in Arms; Memphis; The Thing About Men; All Shook Up; The Toxic Avenger; Creating Claire; Nice Work If You Can Get It; and Chasing The Song.

“Pulling no punches in frankly depicting an erotic milieu, DiPietro parlays a labyrinth of lustful encounters among strangers into a profoundly moving portrait of loneliness and longing.” – BackStage

Director & Set Designer: Mark G. Nagle Featuring: Jackson Blair-West, Michael Brindley, Stanley Browning, John Michael Burdon, Anthony Finch, Ray Mainsbridge, Tom Marwick, Nick Pes, Anton Smilek, Pete Walters Lighting Designer: David Marshall-Martin Costume Designer: Krystal Dee Composer: Anthea Pelino Musical Director: Matthew Raven Choreographer: Harriet Bridges-Webb Assistant Director: Neil Khare Stage Manager: Saskia van t’ Hoff Assistant Stage Manager: Tom Aldous Production Assistant: Sophie Giese

Fucking Men
New Theatre, 542 King Street, Newtown
Season: 8 February – March 2018 (previews: 6 & 7 February)
Information and Bookings: www.newtheatre.org.au

Image: The Cast of Fucking Men – photo by Bob Seary

Note: this production contains nudity, strong language and sexual references. Suitable for 18+

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