Want to do something different this Christmas? Forget carols because the PACT theatre in Erskineville is turning into a gay storytelling venue this December with a touch of tinsel.
The Day After Christmas is the latest gay production to hit the scene, based around a sexy party boy trying to find independence and friends he can actually rely on.
The show’s scriptwriter and actor Joel Murray said the play has an overall tone of friendship and the main character wants someone who isn’t just after sex.
“Jean is a character I see on the scene a lot. He’s a funny guy and bitter and witty. I wanted to explore that type of character,” Murray said.
“He needs to get his act together by Christmas and needs to learn how to cook, clean and prepare an edible Christmas lunch to retain his beloved apartment and fancy-free lifestyle, all within a week.”
Stagnation Productions are tackling this play and it will run from Wednesday 19 December till Sunday 23 December.
“It’s a camp show. There are a lot of one-liners and it’s about a gay person at Christmas. It’s bright and flamboyant,” Murray said.
“Gay people are starved of good theatre. A lot of the time it’s about coming out or AIDS, which is very important but there are not a lot of mature plays out there with the theme of acceptance. The community is really going to enjoy this production.”
Tickets start at $20. Bookings on [email protected] or 0450 039 170.

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