As Australia is on the cusp of legalising gay marriage/going through a demoralising plebiscite, gay rights are once again being discussed by those who aren’t gay. Sigh. But what is it like to grow up this century? How far have we really come?
This Big Gay Adventure! is Peter Rugg’s first full-length cabaret, or as he likes to say: cabagay. When thinking about his experience of growing up gay, he realised just how awful, messy, and amazing it was. With the advent of Grindr, finding your identity as a young gay man has changed dramatically.
Ever since he was a young gay, Peter has dreamt of his perfect wedding, dressed in white, with his tall muscle stud husband, doves flying overhead. Unfortunately for him, it’s not quite legal. And how exactly does one find a husband among all the hairless torsos on Grindr?
Peter is here to be as camp and visible as he can. If not now, when? Come along for the adventure, told through classic pop and the occasional music theatre diddy, and see just how much things have changed, and how a young gay can survive the high and lows of youth.
The camp tale of a narcissistic millennial.
July 20 – 24