BALI: Cocktails, catharsis and three days in Kuta

BALI | Subiaco Arts Centre | til Oct 28 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  

Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs are a creative force to be reckoned with. Their previous on stage partnership resulted in the festival hit FAG/STAG, a two man show about best friends, Jimmy and Corgan, one straight and one gay.

In this stand-alone piece, BALI revisits the the lives of the two young men as they navigate the transition from their reckless 20’s to the (semi) maturity of their early 30’s.

When Corgan’s Perthonality-socialite mum turns 60, a three day bender in Bali is the setting for a long weekend of competitive drinking, sexual shenanigans, and eye opening cultural experiences.

What Fowler and Isaacs have achieved together is nothing short of capturing creative lightning in a bottle. In a simple but brilliant two man he said / he said format, Bali resonates on comedic and dramatic frequencies equally deftly. Its funny, sexy, and sweet in equal measures.

The acting is superb and the sharply written dialogue is concise, witty and irreverent. Like even the most awkward of Bali’s massages, it ultimately pays off with a hilarious happy ending.

Local theatre doesn’t get much better than this.

BALI is on at the Subiaco Arts Centre 18 – 28 October @ 7:30pm. Tickets through ptt.wa.gov.au or call (08) 6212 9292.

Clinton Little

Images:- Daniel James Grant


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