After critically acclaimed multiple sold out seasons in Australia and a successful West End Premiere in London, Holding The Man is finally coming to Los Angeles.
“A deeply personal story of the heart… rock solid performances... nuanced direction” - LA Times
“The entire cast is terrific in this true-life love story. Tommy Murphy's adaptation of Timothy Conigrave’s book as directed by Larry Moss is superbly presented by the Australian Theatre Company. It is one of our FEATURED events.GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
“WOW!... as imaginatively staged as it is brilliantly performed” — Stage Scene LA
“Gripping… a remarkable love story... will deeply affect gay and straight audiences alike.” — Life In LA
“A sure-footed start for [ATC’s] promising company… excellent work” —
Previews Thursday May 8th, 8 PM
Friday May 9th, 8 PM
Runs Sat, May 10 – Sun, Jun 29 Thurs, Fri, Sat, 8 pm
Sunday, 3 pm Show Calendar
Special Theatre Info The Matrix Theatre is on the North side of Melrose between Stanley and Spaulding
Reservations (323) 960-7735
Based on the much loved award winning book by Timothy Conigrave, adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Tommy Murphy, Holding the Man is a hilariously funny, tender and moving play following the remarkable true life love story of Tim Conigrave and John Caleo. It is a celebration that speaks across generations, sexual preference and culture.
The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but it is a white-water adventure if you are a gay boy in an all-boys school in 1970s Melbourne with a crush on the captain of the football team. Still, despite the odds, Tim and John fall in love and for fifteen years their relationship survives everything life throws at it - the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses - until the only problem love can't solve threatens to part them.