Last Sunday was Valentine’s Day and what better way to spend it than to grab a hot date and take them to a show at The Owl and Cat Theatre, a small independent stage tucked into the back of a Richmond bar.
To begin the evening we grabbed a beverage at the quaint bar and were soon ushered into the small theatre where we were presented with a set of leather couches and the intricacies of a family living room. Once everyone was seated the three cast members entered and the show began.
In ‘The Winners’, a young couple win the lottery and decide to start their future by spending big on the extravagance of a female escort for one whole night.
Without giving too much away, I can say that what started off as a cheeky and provocative comedy soon became serious and had us squirming in our seats. The couple engages in a complex power play that forces them and the escort to assess their personal values, insecurities and secret desires.
The intensity of the situation is utterly convincing and a huge credit to the acting talent on display. Throughout the performance the tension was palpable and we left with plenty of fodder for engaging conversation.
Claudia B. is a German/Kiwi graphic designer and illustrator who has been living and working in Melbourne for the last four years. She enjoys a good glass of whiskey and the occasional pole dancing class.