Created by Damian Callinan
Thursday 13 May, 8:00pm - Black Box / Theatre Two
Presented by Hey Boss. Created by Damian Callinan
Award-winning comedian Damian Callinan’s hit one-man show The Merger comes full circle and returns to the stage following the hugely successful 2018 feature film adaptation - starring Callinan himself.
The Merger tells the tale of the Bodgy Creek Football Club and coach Troy Carrington, whose battling team seems destined to either fold or merge with their arch rivals. Callinan effortlessly fluctuates between characters crossing age, gender and ethnicity as Coach Carrington’s mission unfolds: to recruit asylum seekers and save his team, unwittingly taking the community on a journey of change.
“Turning The Merger into a film has been the highlight of my career, but I still love performing the solo version,” says Callinan. “Since the adaptation I’ve had people shaking their heads in wonderment about how that story could possibly be told by one man on a near empty stage. I look forward to them nodding and saying, ‘oh, that’s how - with sock puppets!’ ”
75 minutes, no interval.
Warnings: Mild course language, adult themes, mild nudity. Ages 14+
- WGAC Presented
- 13 May 2021
- West Gippsland Arts Centre