Sydney Theatre Company has announced the scheduled season of the semi-autobiographical trans love story, ‘Triple X’, will be rescheduled for 2022.
In a message made via Youtube, Artistic Director, Kip Williams, announced that due to the COVID-lockdown, the entire season will be rescheduled to the next year.
“We are so heartbroken to have had to have made this decision,” said Williams.
“‘Triple X’ is such a special show. Not only because it’s the first-ever trans love story to be featured on a main stage – not only in Australia but also around the world – but also because ‘Triple X’ is such a unique story. It is thrilling, funny, moving, powerful, cheeky, subversive, and ultimately, deeply profound.”
‘Triple X’ was due to open from 1 July and continue for four weeks. A co-production between Sydney Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre, the show has received rave reviews for its edgy and compelling storyline.
Williams further outlined that although he was heartbroken by the cancellation, new show dates would see ‘Triple X’ return in the new year.
“My heartbreak is tempered by the fact that we will be bringing ‘Triple X’ back to STC at the very start of our 2022 season,” said Williams.
“So, if you like me are hanging out to see this sublime production, have no fear, it’s coming to The Wharf at the start of 2022 and you’ll be able to enjoy the remarkable writing of Glace Chase, the superb direction of our Associate Director Paige Rattray, and the brilliant work by this phenomenally talented cast, creative team and crew.”
This is the second time ‘Triple X’ has been shut down due to the pandemic. In March 2021, the Queensland season of the show was also cut short due to lockdowns and community transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
‘Triple X’ tells the story of Scotty who has it all – a multimillion-dollar loft in downtown Manhattan, a high-flying Wall Street job, and he’s about the marry the most perfect fiance. But when Scotty meets trans performance artist, Dexie, he discovers he wants something more. A friend? A confidante? A lover? When the secret of their affair gets out, it shocks his dudebro Jase, his high-strung mother Deb, and his lesbian activist sister Clarie. Written by the wickedly-funny pen of Australian-born, New York-based playwright, comedienne and performer, Glace Chase, this is a play that’s honest and emotionally affecting.
Sydney Theatre Company has had to cancel over 80 productions due to the current COVID-situation occurring in New South Wales. This included the last week of performances for ‘Grand Horizons’, as well as delaying the openings for ‘White Pearl’ following cancelled Brisbane performances, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and ofcourse, ‘Triple X’.
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