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A Boy Named Sue (Sue Productions)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2016

A Boy Named Sue Ed2016

Lewis is homeless, Ian rages against obscurity yet can’t communicate, and Sue doesn’t go outside. The three confessions by LGBT characters break over the audience almost simultaneously in this fast paced, witty montage of anger and alienation. I liked its unapologetically pessimistic presentation of an impassable divide, because, as Sue says: “The barrier between me and the world is my body”. The writing is immediate and sharp, with entirely believable characters portrayed by the three strong performers. If the ingredients seem familiar, this serving of them dishes up something new. Judging from the full house, word has already got out about this play, if you haven’t seen ‘A Boy Named Sue’, you should.

C Nova, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jane Berg]