The Event | The Centre for International TheatreProfound. One word.


If a review could be written with just one word then this would be the one to describe The Event.


Take a moment to soak in the true meaning of the word “profound”. Let it resonate in the mind for a while. Meditate on the meaning of the word “profound”. Perhaps profound thoughts will follow. Maybe the truth of the universe will begin to echo in ensuing contemplation.  For this is the effect of The Event.


It is a one-man show that starts simply enough with short, sharp, punchy lines.


Actor David Calvitto delivers his lines with charm, self-deprecating humour and finesse, enchanting his audience and outlining truisms about the theatre. Theatre initially is “The Event”. Thus theatre in all of its forms is cleverly and humorously dissected leaving no stone unturned – actors, directors, technicians, audiences and reviewers all take a bow in Calvitto’s repertoire, directed and penned by John Clancy.


The humour is wry, the script witty and the delivery simple and effective. But it is deceptive. Herein lies the rub. This brilliantly, and cunningly crafted, play takes a twist. Before long it is apparent that the theatre of life has become “The Event” and then another twist as insightful and universal truths are revealed. Theatre and philosophy combine to produce a brilliant and thought provoking hour. The words and thoughts provoked linger long after the final bow in a refreshing manner.


The Centre for International Theatre under the direction of Guy Masterson is proving to be an enduring phenomenon of the Adelaide Fringe with the likes of “Scaramouche Jones” and “Austen Found”. The Event is yet another string to this company’s already excellent bow.

The Centre for International Theatre
The Event

Venue: Higher Ground - Art Base | 9 Light Square - Downstairs Adelaide

Dates: 19 February to 14 March (not Mondays)
Time: 8pm

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