The Will To Be

Monday, 24 February 2020 to Saturday, 7 March 2020
Adelaide Fringe

"A fresh perspective on Australia's history of homosexuality and the persecution that many faced" My Melbourne Arts.

A University Office, 1962: Homosexuality is illegal. The fear of communism is in the air. A lecturer is dismissed. His secret is out. Will he choose legacy or the law?

One man's exploration of sexuality, society and shame, laced with the words of Shakespeare.

"Compelling and must-see theatre" Melbourne Observer.
"Beautifully crafted...exceptionally performed" Weekend Notes.
"A fresh perspective on Australia's history of homosexuality and the persecution that many faced" My Melbourne Arts.
"Mark Salvestro is indeed a very talented young man. Riveting and moving - a talented actor and playwright" Adelaide Theatre Guide.

Mark Salvestro is a Melbourne-based actor, writer, producer, and founding member of North of Eight theatre company. Mark’s most notable achievement is his critically acclaimed one-man show, Buried at Sea, which he wrote, produced and performed for Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, Brisbane Anywhere Festival, and a NSW Snowy Mountains tour. ‘The Will To Be’ is Mark’s second solo work, which had its World Premiere at Melbourne Fringe in 2019.  Mark has trained extensively as a performer in Sydney and Melbourne, and in 2014, graduated from the Full-Time Program at the Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia.


Preview $24, Adults $27, BSA $21, CC $0, Cheap Tuesday $24, Artist Pass (at the door, subject to availability) $0
60 Mins

Written, Produced and Performed by Mark Salvestro
Sound Design by Steve Carnell
Set Designer, Stage Manager:  Carmody Nicol
Costume Design by Oliver Ross
Lighting Design: Stephen Dean
Operator: Carmody Nicol

Monday, 24 February 2020 - 9:00pm
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 9:00pm
Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 9:00pm
Friday, 28 February 2020 - 9:00pm
Saturday, 29 February 2020 - 9:00pm
Monday, 2 March 2020 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, 3 March 2020 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, 4 March 2020 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 7:30pm
Friday, 6 March 2020 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 7:30pm

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