The Will to Be
Fri, 27 Aug | Bega Uniting Church

The Will to Be

A University Office, 1962: homosexuality is illegal. Junior lecturer, William O’Halloran, has been dismissed from his probationary position. His secret is out. As he packs up his beloved belongings, William recalls the defining events that led him to this moment.
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Time & Location

27 Aug, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEST
Bega Uniting Church, 125 Gipps St, Bega NSW 2550, Australia

About the Event

Content Warning: sexual references, not suitable for persons under 15 years of age.

A University Office, 1962: homosexuality is illegal.

Junior lecturer, William O’Halloran, has been dismissed from his probationary position. His secret is out.

As he packs up his beloved belongings, William recalls the defining events that led him to this moment. Time is ticking away. His wife Lola is due to arrive any minute. And the curtain will soon rise on the student union production of Romeo and Juliet. But Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers isn’t the only forbidden love story on campus. And the leading man knows this all too well...

‘Compelling and must-see theatre.' - Melbourne Observer

Written, performed and produced by Mark Salvestro

Co-presented by Theatre Onset

An award-winning solo show exploring forbidden love in 1960s Australia, laced with the words of Shakespeare.

'A masterful performance.'- Stage Whispers

Duration: 55 minutes

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