Damian Callinan is looking for recruits for the Bodgy Creek Football Team … but not where you might expect!
In the sequel to his multi-award winning ‘Sportsman’s Night,’ Damian revisits the dysfunctional Bodgy Creek Football Club.
The township has seen better days – the mill’s closed; the Tidy Town sign has fallen into the long grass and the weir is as dry. The dying town is about to claim its next victim.
Unable to field even one full side, the footy club will either have to fold or merge with their arch rivals – the Hudson’s Flat Redbacks. But prodigal son coach Troy Carrington has other ideas; to save the club and serve his socially aware agenda, he embarks on a program to recruit players from the Asylum Seekers Refuge Centre. Will the new players cope with pre season training whilst fasting for Ramadan?
‘The Merger’ is the third show for which Damian Callinan has been nominated for the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival Barry Award. It had a sell out season in Adelaide and Melbourne and featured on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala on Network Ten.
‘The Merger’ is part of VicHealth’s Arts About Us program, which supports arts projects that celebrate cultural diversity and raise awareness of the harm caused by race-based discrimination.
VicHealth’s Acting CEO Associate Professor John Fitzgerald said The Merger’s story helps to promote cultural understanding. “Damian’s show encourages people to think about how our differences enrich us and strengthen our community.”
When: Sat 5 Nov 8pm
Tickets: $24, $18 Conc
Bookings: www.rsc.vic.edu.au/SPPACwhatson.html or phone 5986 8204
Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Rd Rosebud