A BELVOIR PRODUCTION, CREATED BY Director ROSLYN OADES
TOURED BY PERFORMING LINES
Immerse yourself in this uncompromising production set in the surrounds of a boxing gym, complete with the menthol aroma of anti-inflammatory lotion and newspaper clippings of sweat-drenched men adorning the walls. This is a place of dreaming– dreams of escape, of glory, of a better life. The stakes are high. Everyone wants to be special; we all have something to prove; and the only thing that’s certain – no matter how high you fly, you will eventually lose.
Using a combination of headphone-verbatim, audio-scripting and intense physical training, I’m Your Man explores notions of masculinity, courage and respect. Actors speak their lines directly from carefully edited original recordings from some of Australia’s most notable boxers. The dreams of glory or escape are real. No ordinary slice of life, this is fuelled-up, high-stakes theatre, up-close in this intimate venue – and with truly original voices.
The audience follows a high-profile professional boxer through his preparation for a world title fight. Along the way we meet some extraordinary personalities – past legends and failed contenders whose lives have been irreversibly changed by the fight game.
This production was a stand-out performance in last year’s Sydney Festival. Riverside is proud to bring it home to its roots in western Sydney.
P.S. The seven boxers whose lives are glimpsed in I’m Your Man are Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib, Wale ‘Lucky Boy’ Omotoso, Gus Mercurio, Jeff Fenech, Tony Mundine, Wally Carr and the mysterious CJ.
POST -SHOW Q&A – FRIDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER
Please join us after the show for a very special Q&A 10 minutes after the performance in Lennox Theatre featuring Director Roslyn Oades, legendary boxer Billy “The Kid” Dibb and the cast of I’M YOUR MAN.
CREATOR & DIRECTOR: Roslyn Oades
STAGE MANAGER: Laura Harris
SOUND DESIGNER: Bob Scott
SET & LIGHTING DESIGNER: Neil Simpson
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR: Lee Wilson (Branch Nebula)
SCRIPT DRAMATURG: Raimondo Cortese
PROJECTION MANAGER: Holly Woollard
PERFORMERS: Mohammed Ahmad, Billy McPherson, Katia Molino, Justin Rosniak, John Shrimpton
Dates & Times:
7:30pm, Friday 20 September 2013 – INCLUDES POST SHOW Q&A
2:15pm, Saturday 21 September 2013
7:30pm, Saturday 21 September 2013
Adult $47, Conc. $42, F/T Student $30, Youth 30&U $37*
SIDEKICKS GET $5 OFF
*Transaction fees may apply