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Angry Fags

Written by Topher Payne, this subversive political satire pushes all the buttons and pulls all the triggers.

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Show: Angry Fags
Company: New Theatre
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Angry Fags

Date: 14 Jan 2020

Bennett is really trying to keep it together right now.

He’s broken up with his boyfriend, and moved in with his best friend Cooper, and he’s under the pump at work.

His boss, an openly lesbian Georgia state senator, is up for re-election. Her black female opponent is a moderate conservative who’s aligned herself with alt-right fundamentalist Christians. They’re locked in a tight race in which each side dog-whistles to its base and any event can become politicised in an instant.

When Bennett’s ex is bashed in the car park of a gay bar, the senator refuses to label it a hate crime – because, under Georgia law, hate crimes against homosexuals don’t exist.

Tipped over the edge, Bennett and Cooper embark on a vendetta of sabotage and assassinations, reasoning that if gays aren’t respected enough to win equal justice and rights, fear will achieve what good intentions and politics cannot.

Written by US playwright Topher Payne, this subversive political satire pushes all the buttons and pulls all the triggers.

Mark Nagle directs. Brynn Antony, Phoebe Fuller, Monique Kalmar, Lachie Pringle, Meg Shooter, Emily Weare and Tom Wilson feature.

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