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Post Gay by Patrick Graham

Media Release
13 January 2009

Post Gay by Patrick Graham confirmed for Bats spot for Wellington Fringe Festival

Patrick Graham has secured a place at Bats Theatre during the Wellington Fringe Festival for his new work, Post Gay.

The controversial and self-proclaimed “Ed Wood of theatre”, caused a stir in the Auckland theatre community earlier this year with his controversial play, White Trash Omnibus, with many Wellingtonians encouraging the playwright to tour the work in question so that they could see “what all the fuss was about”.

Well, the Wellington theatre-goers aren’t getting “Trashed” yet, but they will be treated to the first performance of the new work from Mr Graham, Post Gay.

A comedy that could be described as a “sex comedy”, or even - one step further - as a “gay sex comedy”, Post Gay is a multimedia production that tells the story of a “not-stereotypical” gay man searching for love over the internet.

After years of being single, Matthew is encouraged by his “sunny disposition” flatmate to take the plunge with internet dating.

The audience is taken on Matthew’s journey with him through the use of screen projections displaying his online interactions with the bizarre characters he comes across in his search, and witnessing the resulting “physical” meetings with these characters.

After three dating disasters, including a mysterious event manager who “forgets” his own name and occupation frequently, and a “Muscle Mary” who tells Matthew he is good enough to give a blow job but that’s about it, Matthew turns to traditional meeting places; clubs and, er… phone dating services.

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These results are even more hilarious leading our poor Matthew to absolute despair. Will he find love out there in the real world? Will he go back into cyberspace for another shot?

Post Gay will be on at Bats as part of the Wellington Fringe Festival 2009 from 25th – 28th February.

Don’t miss out on the next play from the playwright who one critic described as the “Tennessee Williams of New Zealand theatre”.


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