Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit – Jean Tong
14 – 26 November 2017
There’s something so enticing about forbidden fruit
A musical romp better than the best mod-rom-com, Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit takes the star-crossed lovers audiences know and love, and makes them better as starcrossed lesbians.
Featuring a Dead Lesbian chorus and some pretty gay songs, Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit is fun, campy, politically irreverent and casually incisive.
Writer, director and lyricist Jean Tong explains that the creative team are young, queer and want to party while opening up pathways into shifting the state of representation as it currently stands, “It’s 2017 and the world is still telling the same, tired old story about queer people of colour and our access to spaces.”
“Whether on the news or on Netflix, we’re still watching ourselves die for someone else’s happiness, someone else’s comfort. Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit is a tongue-in-cheek, fist-in-air response to this, because we’re pissed off, charming, hilarious and write catchy songs,” said Tong.
As a political satire with a meet-cute, cultural clash, sex, death and a dastardly plan, Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit is a whirlwind journey with tropes that have never been seen before, featuring lesbians galore, a spicy score and an even spicier ending.
Production Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit – Jean Tong
Season 14 – 26 November 2017
Preview Tue 14 Nov
Opening Wed 15 Nov
Times 8.30pm Tue – Sun
Duration 75 minutes
Venue The Butterfly Club
Address 5 Carson Place, Melbourne