|It's My Party (And I'll Die If I Want To)|
Gruff, well ordered, quintessentially Aussie family man Ron is convinced he is dying. With less than two hours to live, in a magnanimous gesture of loving finality, he hosts a party to break the news and offer his wife and children a few last quality moments. As the minutes tick down, Ron’s motives become increasingly blurred by the rising smokescreen he’s thrown over his dysfunctional family unit.
Elizabeth Coleman’s (Secret Bridesmaids’ Business) deliciously funny and sweetly dark play It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To) is a comedy of anxiety, absurdity and occasionally terror. Like all great comedy, there is laughter … but the elbow jabbing at your ribs is a little bit sharper than expected.
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