Odd Man Out
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm - May 25 @ 10:00 pm
Written by Australian playwright DAVID WILLIAMSON
Directed, designed and co-produced by MEGAN WILLSON
starring DANIEL JANKS, ASHLEIGH HARVEY, MICHÉLE LEVIN and RUSSEL SAVADIER
ODD MAN OUT is an international unconventional romantic comedy by Australia’s most prolific playwright DAVID WILLIAMSON.
The lighting is designed by Denis Hutchinson
Alice and Ryan meet on a bus, and are quickly drawn to each other. They have little in common, except for a shared desperation to become coupled up. Alice is sensitive about her biological clock running out of time, and Ryan is fearful of loneliness. They work hard to create a union, and in Odd Man Out, it seems tough grind is the key to success. Alice marries the straight-talking Ryan, but soon discovers that he has Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger’s).
The main theme of the play is a couple dealing with the fact that one is naturally socially adept and one isn’t quite so good at that — and that’s where a lot of the comedy comes from. It’s a touchy subject for a light comedy but Williamson makes the most of things – packing the evening with plenty of laughs – but at all times thought provoking and empathetic.
ODD MAN OUT is a cerebral play filled with wit and warmth which runs for 4 weeks opening again on the 30th April with a preview. Bookings are now open at Computicket (call 0861 915 800 or online www.computicket.com) or can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606. There are group discounts for schools, corporates and special interest groups – and dinner show packages can be made by arrangement with some of the upmarket restaurants on the Nelson Mandela Square.