A new play called Persephone’s Wolf by Bambina Borracha Productions is set to inspire the gay community with the combination of Greek myths, improvisation, live music and line dancing.
The epic love story is based around a delicate tale that intertwines washed up actors from strange lands with people raised by animals, mermaids and medical anomalies.
The director of the production, Zoe Norton Lodge, said the community would love the show not only because there’s a lesbian wedding scene, but because it’s colourful, witty and fabulous.
“The play is about telling the truth and looking for love and being just a little bit different,” she said.
“It’s also about wolves and mermen and tries its hand at film noir.”
The lesbian scene is conveyed through the beautiful gospel of a new religion called Praise Aqua Marina.
“We follow a backward but adorable town through a period of social change which involves sponsoring a merman and letting in an immigrant and concludes with the ultimate event – legalising gay marriage and having a lesbian wedding,” Norton Lodge said.
“In our play a few characters are raised by wolves, but can’t come out about it until the town changes and people aren’t generally such nasty bastards.
“So for us the lesbian wedding is the social change that tips the town over the line into being progressive.”
Persephone’s Wolf is at CarriageWorks from Wednesday 30 January until Saturday 9 February at 8pm.
“This play is hilarious and touching and soulful. It’s also a wonderful experiment, integrating live music, cardboard and projections,” Norton Lodge said.
“The project also includes a new media art installation featuring the work of some of Sydney’s most fascinating up and coming artists.”
Bookings on 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com.au.