Grey Arias

MICF-MT-Grey-Arias-Le-Gateau-Chocolat-and-Adrienne-TruscottIn a multifaceted face-off, the Malthouse Theatre presents Grey Arias by Le Gateau Chocolat and Adrienne Truscott, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from 30 March 2023.

Le Gateau Chocolat (Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets) is a man. Adrienne Truscott (Wild Bore) is a woman.

Le Gateau Chocolat is a gay, black, English-Nigerian man and drag artiste. Adrienne Truscott is a cis white feminist American female performance artist.

Le Gateau Chocolat is a multi-award-winning, plus-sized, bearded, drag diva feminist. Adrienne Truscott is a multi-award-winning comedian and provocateur who enjoys chocolate cake, up to a point.

They are dear friends and here, as in everyday life, they perform a multiplicity of identities: perceived, lived and projected. As their comical banter turns personal, political debates erupt, and grey areas (and arias) are exposed.

Wading the mayhem, they spring rhetorical traps designed to catch any who overstep the blurred lines of the politically correct and interrogate the boundaries of allyship.

When the ‘faggot’ faces the ‘feminist’ they ask: How does one walk the fine line that delineates marginalised perspectives?

In heels, obviously. Crack!

Grey Arias
Beckett Theatre  – The Malthouse, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
Season: 31 March – 16 April 2023 (preview: 30 March)

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Image: Le Gateau Chocolat and Adrienne Truscott (supplied)