Please look out for this great show from Sydney performing at Brisbane Powerhouse on 29 November, with tickets supporting a great cause. We won't be performing at this one but we will be singing at World Aids Day on 1 December. We look forward to joining you all in the audience, BLGPC.
The Death of Kings performs at the VISY Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday November 29th at 7pm as part of World AIDS Day Awareness Week. For tickets visit: www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/events
Following successful seasons at the 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras and the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, the play will be shown to highlight the struggles of the Australian gay community in the early 1980s as a result of HIV/AIDS.
Queensland Positive People Executive Officer, Simon O’Connor, said that he is excited to bring the play to Queensland.
“Over the past three decades we have made significant gains in the fight against HIV in a relatively short period of time,” he said. “Undeterred by its challenges, we have continued to tighten our control of HIV and diminish it from being a certain terminal illness into a chronically manageable one for a majority of Australians.
The Death Of Kings is built on interviews that occurred throughout 2012, and tells the story of a diverse group of Australian gay men dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.
Directing this story is Adam Deusien, a Charles Sturt University graduate who has trained in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, and is the co-founder of the Bathurst-based physical theatre/dance company Lingua Franca.
"It's a big job but such an honour to work on this play” said Deusien. “It captures a wealth of vitally important stories from our history, meaning both the gay community and the wider Australian experience. There's a lot in this work that people who lived it will recognise, and also a lot that needs to be aired to the wider population that may not understand the scope of the tragedy. It's not all tragedy though. There's a liveliness and hopefulness to these men that demonstrate that typical Aussie spirit of grace facing adversity."