Love, Death, Communism and Spandau Ballet...
a bittersweet, suburban roller-drama with heart(ache).
THE MAN WITH THE SEPTEMBER FACE
It’s 1985. Jesse is king of the roller-rink….but he’s yearning for something more. He knows there’s something deeper, a better way to be alive. The new girl in town, Harriet, intrigues him with her naïve Marxism, whilst Wolf, the rink’s DJ Lothario, throws down the gauntlet for skating glory. When Jesse discovers nihilism, he sets out to create his masterpiece for the National Artistic Rollerskating Championships. As the 80s bleed into the 90s, big events reverberate in little hearts and everyone is looking for a way out. Like Spandau Ballet, will Jesse go for Gold or like Visage, Fade to Grey? Can Jesse stay true? And who is the Man with the September Face?
Written by Kylie Trounson. Directed by Clare Watson. Performed by Luke Mullins, Katherine Tonkin, Chris Ryan, Belinda McClory and Susie Dee. Sound Design by Kelly Ryall. Lighting Design by Richard Vabre. Set & Costume Design by Micka Agosta. Dramaturgy by Eamon Flack. Composer/Sound Designer by Kelly Ryall