Brisbane audiences are embracing Queensland Theatre Company’s production of Triple X with Glace Chase. The play is wowing the critics and audiences are loving it, showing an appetite for provocative theatre that also entertains.
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Triple X tells the story of a ‘straight Wall Street’ bro who has an affair with a trans performer. His family finds out about the relationship the day before his wedding.
Glace initially rejected the idea of writing Triple X.
“It was probably the hardest professional experience of my life. It fundamentally changed me. As a person, I really had to sit in this place of saying ‘Am I worthy of love?
“It’s rough out there romantically. [Trans women] get treated like shit most of their lives. I knew that a trans romance story was what the world needed and it was time to tell that story. I had to really wrestle with it in my own heart. Me as me, am I worthy of ever actually having love?”
Usually based in New York, the Aussie playwright came home to Australia, expecting the production to begin in early 2020. But COVID-19 interrupted those plans and she spent a year in far North Queensland waiting for restrictions to ease.
Queensland’s success in combatting the pandemic has seen local theatres open again and Triple X launched earlier this month. The play closes in Brisbane on 1 April. The production then moves to New South Wales. The Sydney season runs 1 July until 14 August at the Sydney Theatre Company.
By Glace Chase
Directed by Paige Rattray
Closes 1 April.
Evenings: Monday & Tuesday 6.30 pm, Wednesday – Saturday 7.30 pm.
Matinees: Wednesday 1 pm, Saturday 2 pm.
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