Where do you go when you love someone who doesn’t fit with you anymore? Open Heart, Dean Robinson’s new Australian queer play explores this notion at The Butterfly Club from 12 August 2019.
In a messy Coburg apartment we meet Angus, a semi- accomplished Author, and his long time boyfriend Mark, an executive assistant. There is a deep love between them, even if they’ve grown apart.
In this original play, emerging writer Dean Robinson asks how much can love last when two people are heading in different directions? Shining light on issues between bi-sexual and gay men and open relationships, Open Heart explores how two men from different worlds can work together to keep their love as it used to be.
Robinson calls this play an amalgamation of (500) Days Of Summer, Call Me By Your Name and Please Like Me. He is interested in what makes a successful relationship function, and how time and change can effect a true love. Can resentment overpower love? Or does love truly trump all?
Directed by Stephen Amos (Next To Normal, Awakening), Open Heart features VCA Music Theatre Graduates, Callum O’Malley (Vivid White – MTC, A Chorus Line and Into The Woods – VCA) and Lachie Hewson (The Dream – Sooth Players, Einstein: Master of The Universe – RL Productions and Fair Dinkum! – Echelon Productions).
Dean Robinson has worked in various facets of theatre including his other written work, The Date (Melbourne Fringe). He has his own Independent Theatre Company, EbbFlow Theatre Co, which recently presented their first first production, Nick Enright’s Blackrock.
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Season: 12 – 17 August 2019
Information and Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com
Image: Lachie Hewson and Callum O’Malley feature in Open Heart – photo by Cameron Taylor