Le Gateau Chocolat (Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets) is a man. Adrienne Truscott (Wild Bore) is a woman.
Le Gateau Chocolat is a gay, black, English-Nigerian man and drag artiste. Adrienne Truscott is a cis white feminist American female performance artist.
Le Gateau Chocolat is a multi-award-winning, plus-sized, bearded, drag diva feminist. Adrienne Truscott is a multi-award-winning comedian and provocateur who enjoys chocolate cake, up to a point.
They are dear friends and here, as in everyday life, they perform a multiplicity of identities: perceived, lived and projected. As their comical banter turns personal, political debates erupt, and grey areas (and arias) are exposed. Between musical numbers, they spring rhetorical traps designed to catch any who overstep the blurred lines of the politically correct and interrogate the boundaries of allyship.
When the 'faggot' faces the 'feminist' they ask: ‘How does one walk the fine line that delineates marginalised perspectives?’
In heels, obviously. Crack!
Malthouse Theatre presents Grey Arias by Adrienne Truscott and Le Gateau Chocolat as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Devised & Created by: Adrienne Truscott & Le Gateau Chocolat
Cast: Adrienne Truscott & Le Gateau Chocolat
Dramaturgy & Co-direction: John Jarboe
1hr (no interval)
March 30th, 2023
April 16th, 2023
Parental guidance recommended.
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