Dubious Intent

Lonely-Heart-Theatre-Company-presents-Dubious-IntentA poignant piece about the breaking of a once thought lifelong friendship, Lonely Heart Theatre Company presents Dubious Intent by Callum O’Mara at The Garage International @ Adelaide Town Hall, as part of the 2024 Adelaide Fringe, from 9 – 11 March.

Michael and Jesse book a study room every week to work with the intention of on day becoming successful writers. Their storied friendship has been fading, but is held together by a shared promise.

A promise which one of them has intentions to break. When your only means of communicating is contention, hard truths and heart-to-hearts can be dubious.

Written by Callum O’Mara, Dubious Intent originated from personal experience and a desire to understand why sometimes friendships, not just romantic relationships, can end so abruptly.

Never intending it to be longer than two pages, Callum felt he only scratched the surface starting out, and after morally questioning himself, with questions such as – “is it morally right to leave a friend if the spark isn’t there anymore?” – felt compelled to stretch it out to a one act play.

Having studied at WAAPA and the Howard Fine studio, Callum mainly considers himself an actor, but the lack of an opportunity an actor gets, has caused him to use his imagination in different ways and has written numerous projects over the years mainly for film.

Dubious Intent is the company’s first original piece. This new and emerging company aims to shed light on different areas of the emotional condition by working with fresh and exciting talent.

Director: Luca Catalano | Featuring: Ned Mathers, Brody McCarthy | Producers: Luca Catalano, Callum O’Mara | Writer: Callum O’Mara

Dubious Intent
The Garage International @ Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide
Performances: 9 – 11 March 2024
Information and Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au

Image: Lonely Heart Theatre Company presents Dubious Intent (supplied)