Almost Face To Face by Stephen House

Wednesday, 4 December 2019 to Saturday, 14 December 2019


Moving, brutal, dark and funny, this new work about indulgent creative chaos and lives on-the-very-edge, asks – is it ever too late to finally face up to what you have become?

From Awgie Award winning playwright-actor of the national hit, Appalling Behaviour, the Almost Face To Face Adelaide Premiere follows acclaimed performances nationally and internationally.

Nominated for a Green Room Award – Best Independent Performer

“Original and powerful… lurid and confronting ultimately touching theatre”  THE AGE

 “Fantastic one man show… House is an amazing story teller… not to be missed”  THE MUSIC

Exquisite writing… perfect performance”  AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE

 “The skill of this AWGIE Award winning writer and actor is reflected in a script relishing in the fragility of humanity”  ARTS HUB

Proudly supported by: Arts SA and the  Australia council for the Arts

"House’s stage persona is magnetic... but there are some shattering outbursts which remind us that much of the world lives closer to the edge than the privileged could ever imagine. Almost Face to Face is both a response to the affective and aesthetic pivots that inspire House’s work - a mature, sophisticated essay in theatrical technique. It’s a fine piece."
Peter Burdon - The Advertiser
When Stephen House describes himself as “an old man”, there is a realisation that, indeed, decades have rolled past since the writer/performer first brought his words to the Adelaide stage.... So here he is, back at the Bakehouse looking leathery and wrinkled albeit strong and fit.... This is not a show for prudes or the unworldly. But... it is a powerful piece of theatre.
Samela Harris - Barefoot Review


Adults $25, Conc $15, Groups (6+) $15, Previews $10
60 minutes

Written & performed by Stephen House
Directed by Peter Greeen
Lighting and sound operator Stephen Dean

Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 8:00pm
Opening night: 
Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, 6 December 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 7 December 2019 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, 13 December 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 14 December 2019 - 8:00pm

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