A queer play about leaving behind your twenties, following your gut, and how one fleeting conversation can alter the path of your whole life, Pansy Productions presents Alistair Ward’s this moment in time, at The Butterfly Club this December 2022.
When two random strangers arrive at the airport, they’re primed to expect the inevitable delays of the summer rush. After her annual visit home, Sam lugs a suitcase full of standard-issue family guilt back with her as she heads to a life and partner in New York that she no longer wants.
And Theo, annoyingly optimistic and desperate for a distraction, has fallen down the rabbit-hole while overthinking his recent break-up. Striving to be the perfect man that always seem forever out of his grasp.
Inspired by real conversations had in airport terminals: this premiere season by writer Alistair Ward invites Melbourne audiences to experience a very personal and intimate tale of painful truths, trust, and laughter between two strangers. Because if you’re not learning life lessons in transit… you’ve probably stalled.
An emerging company, Pansy Productions launched in 2021 with a goal to produce work that offers a glimpse of different world views, and sheds light on our common humanity.
Initially creating inhouse works, the company aims to produce and support work from emerging writers, while providing opportunities to other artists in the wider community, in the future. Following in the footsteps of other admired and vital production companies.
Director: Mashaka Gunnulson (they/them) | Featuring: Ruby Vadiveloo (she/her), Alistair Ward | Sound and Lighting Design: Jasmine Tolentino (she/her) | Producer: Pansy Productions | Writer: Alistair Ward (he/him)
this moment in time
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Season: 6 – 10 December 2022 (preview: 5 December)
Information and Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com
Image: Alistair Ward and Ruby Vadiveloo – photo by Edward Broadbent