this moment in time
The Butterfly Club proudly presents a Pansy Productions season
this moment in time
Written by Alistair Ward
Directed by Mashaka Gunnulson
A queer play about leaving behind your twenties, following your gut, and how one fleeting conversation can alter the path of your whole life.
When two random strangers arrive at the airport, they’re primed to expect the inevitable delays of the Summer rush. After her annual visit home, Sam lugs a suitcase full of standard-issue family guilt back with her as she heads to a life and partner in New York that she no longer wants. And Theo, annoyingly optimistic and desperate for a distraction, has fallen down the rabbit-hole while overthinking his recent break-up. Striving to be the perfect man that always seem forever out of his grasp.
Inspired by real conversations had in airport terminals, this premiere season by writer Alistair Ward invites Melbourne audiences to experience a very personal and intimate tale of painful truths, trust, and laughter between two strangers. Because if you’re not learning life lessons in transit… you’ve probably stalled.
An emerging company, Pansy Productions launched in 2021 with a goal to produce work that offers a glimpse of different world views, and sheds light on our common humanity. Initially creating inhouse works, the company aims to produce and support work from emerging writers, while providing opportunities to other artists in the wider community, in the future. Following in the footsteps of other admired and vital production companies.
Written by Alistair Ward (he/him)
Directed by Mashaka Gunnulson (they/them)
Starring Ruby Vadiveloo (she/her) and Alistair Ward
Sound and Lighting Design by Jasmine Tolentino (she/her)
Photography by Edward Broadbent (he/him)
Graphics by Louise Walker (she/her)
Produced by Pansy Productions
Publicity by Sassy Red PR
5 – 10 December, 2022
Mon – Sat 7pm
Opening Night: Tuesday 6 December, 7pm
Tickets: $40 Full, $35 Concession, $30
Groups 6+ and Members
Bookings: 03 9663 8107 and www.thebutterflyclub.com/show/this-moment-in-time
Venue: The Butterfly Club – 5 Carson Place (off Little Collins St), Melbourne CBD
Duration: 60 minutes (no intermission)
Suitable for audiences: 12+
Warnings: Discussions of grief, death and mental health, and coarse language