The Lisbon Traviata
AboutA dramatic comedy by Terrence McNally
Directed by Barry Park
(This show contains adult themes, coarse language and brief nudity)
Long-time friends Mendy and Stephen are ferociously dedicated and competitive opera buffs. With hilarious banter, Mendy cajoles Stephen to lend him a rare La Traviata recording and tries to distract him from a crumbling relationship with his long-time lover, Mike. When Stephen confronts Mike and his new friend Paul, larger-than-life passions explode on the scale of grand opera.
A very successful Off-Broadway production, this incisive, brilliantly executed play veers from high comedy to stark tragedy as it depicts troubled relationships – using an obsession with grand opera as a metaphor to underscore the larger-than-life passions that bring the play to its explosive conclusion. Written by multi award-winning master playwright Terrence McNally, the play is reminiscent of an Oscar Wilde drawing room comedy and the witty dialogue crackles crisply.
DatesThursday 4 April 2024 - Saturday 20 April 2024 (UTC+08)
16 Meadow Street, Guildford WA 6055