We all know the time-honoured tradition. Boy meets girl, boy treats girl like crap, girl loves boy. Standard treat ‘em mean keep ‘em keen strategy. If you can empathize on any level, you are going to love this series of short plays aptly named ‘Opposites Attract’.
The Exchange Hotel in Balmain is quickly establishing itself as the new hot spot for independent theatre. Opening on June 5, it will host in its charming Chesterfield Room the debut production for Hot Room Theatre Group, an evening of light entertainment called Opposites Attract.
Featuring the titled one-act play, Opposites Attract by Bruce Kane, a romantic comedy told predominately as a series of dialogues between couples meeting and finding their way – and, sometimes, losing their way. Directed by and featuring Hot Room co-director Alison Lee Rubie, the show sets out to explore all the things that make modern romance so much fun including infidelity, emotional masochism, envy, bad sex, letting go and getting caught.
The second half features five comic sketches, two written for the occasion, and three classics from old Broadway and follies shows. Included in the line-up are Mourning Becomes Impossible; a sketch first performed on Broadway in 1932 about the hubbub surrounding the death of a famous film star. The Petrified Elevator; a Bob Hope vehicle from the Ziegfeld Follies in 1936. A post-modern relationship comedy-drama called Coffee from a late 50’s off-Broadway revue. Plus Tips; a new work by Queensland writer Jarryd O’Reilly, and Intertwining Monologue; a debut satire by award-winning Sydney writer and co-director of Hot Room Theatre Group, Steven Hopley.
Put together and performed by a talented young cast and crew, this eclectic evening’s entertainment will feature something for everyone!
Starring: Ali Aitken, Peter David Allison, Kate Barnes, Emily Elise, Daniel Musumeci, Alex Nicholas, Clariza Pearce, Carla Quilkey, Diego Retamales, Alison Lee Rubie, Dan Timbury, Merran Winchester & Pablo Woodward
Costume design by ‘Rain&Hale’ (Internet high five!)
The Chesterfield Room @ The Exchange Hotel
Corner of Beattie & Mullins Streets, Balmain
June 5 – 9 @ 8pm
$15 concession & Groups 10+
Bookings: 0459 461 713 or