Odd Man Out
Season 2014

ODD MAN OUT

BY DAVID WILLIAMSON

Play 1
FROM:
JANUARY 19
DIRECTED BY:
MARK KILMURRY
CAST INCLUDES:
GAEL BALLANTYNE
JUSTIN STEWART COTTA
RACHEL GORDON
LISA GORMLEY
MATT MINTO
BILL YOUNG
RUNNING TIME:
APPROX 2 HRS 10 MINUTES
(INCLUDING INTERVAL)

POST SHOW Q&A
FRIDAY, 03 FEBRUARY
8:15PM
TUESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY
11:00AM
TUESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY
11:00AM

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
THURSDAY, 09 MARCH
11:00AM & 8:15PM
SATURDAY, 11 MARCH
4:30PM

FREE TEEN NIGHT
WEDNESDAY, 01 MARCH
8:15PM

WORLD PREMIERE

It starts like a fairy-tale romance: Ryan tells Alice she has a beautiful smile, and suddenly he is asking her out. Alice has never met anyone like Ryan before: he’s charming, forthright and painfully truthful. She knows their relationship is moving way too fast, but there is something ridiculously attractive about this straight-talking man. His bluntness may upset her family and friends, but when he asks her to marry him, she finds herself saying… yes. As newlyweds, Alice discovers a side of Ryan she never knew existed – and becomes determined to fix his flaws, with hilarious and disastrous results.

David Williamson’s reputation as one of the greatest social observers of our time is cemented in this brand new comedy about love, tolerance and acceptance.

DOWNLOAD THE ODD MAN OUT PROGRAM HERE

“…Impressive…compelling….finely nuanced.”
SMH (4 stars)

A remarkably fascinating two hours of only too human drama…absorbing, recommended.
Stagenoise

Intelligent, heart wrenching, and poignantly funny, this play is one not to be missed.
Talking Arts

A highly satirical piece of theatre on a relevant social matter…certainly worth a look.
Oz Baby Boomers

“Cotta turns in a spectacular performance, intelligent and thorough in his approach, for an interpretation that is immensely engaging and amusing, while retaining a solid amount of insightful nuance. Whether wildly rhapsodic or sensitive and quiet, Cotta provides the production with excellent layers of depth and clarity, giving the show a meaningful sense of purpose. Mark Kilmurry’s direction of the piece is spirited and taut.” 
Suzy Goes See

The music perfectly captured the feel of the show. Did I mention the lighting?  Exquisite. Odd Man Out captures the essence of a modern day love story that makes you want to believe in love at first sight again.
The Plus Ones

“There is humour and pathos in Williamson’s writing.  Justin Stewart Cotta is brilliant and engaging.  Director Mark Kilmurry has done a great job with the direction.  A play worth seeing for its examination of love and commitment, and for raising our awareness of the debilitating Aspergers Syndrome.”
Sydney Arts Guide

“Packed with life….plenty of laughs.”
Stage Whispers

“David Williamson…a master of social comedy…impressive…Odd Man Out is at time hilarious. It’s also confronting…a pleasurable theatrical experience.”
Sydney Scoop

This brave and important and powerful work deals with a serious psychological subject which the playwright treats with great humanity and compassion and a gentle sense of humour.City Hub

 

Some strong language

Recommended for ages 15+

 

PLAYWRIGHT: DAVID WILLIAMSON
DIRECTOR: MARK KILMURRY
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: SAMANTHA YOUNG
DESIGNER: ANNA GARDINER
LIGHTING DESIGNER: CHRISTOPHER PAGE
SOUND DESIGNER: ALISTAIR WALLACE
STAGE MANAGER: DANI IRONSIDE
WARDROBE COORDINATOR: RENATA BESLIK

Performance Date Performance Time
Friday, Feb 24 2017 8:15pm
Saturday, Feb 25 2017 4:30pm
Saturday, Feb 25 2017 8:15pm
Sunday, Feb 26 2017 5:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 11:00am
Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 8:15pm
Thursday, Mar 2 2017 11:00am
Thursday, Mar 2 2017 8:15pm
Friday, Mar 3 2017 8:15pm
Saturday, Mar 4 2017 4:30pm
Saturday, Mar 4 2017 8:15pm
Sunday, Mar 5 2017 5:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 7 2017 11:00am
Tuesday, Mar 7 2017 7:30pm
Wednesday, Mar 8 2017 8:15pm
Thursday, Mar 9 2017 11:00am
Thursday, Mar 9 2017 8:15pm
Friday, Mar 10 2017 8:15pm
Saturday, Mar 11 2017 4:30pm
Saturday, Mar 11 2017 8:15pm
Sunday, Mar 12 2017 5:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 14 2017 11:00am
Tuesday, Mar 14 2017 7:30pm
Wednesday, Mar 15 2017 8:15pm
Thursday, Mar 16 2017 11:00am
Thursday, Mar 16 2017 8:15pm
Friday, Mar 17 2017 8:15pm
Saturday, Mar 18 2017 4:30pm
Saturday, Mar 18 2017 8:15pm