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Become The One

What happens when the national sport is forced to dismantle its heteronormativity?
By Courtney Ammenhauser
April 14, 2022
By Courtney Ammenhauser
April 14, 2022

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Sometimes the arts and sport are pitted against each other. But next month, the two will unite in the award-winning new romantic comedy, Become The One, which is playing at Riverside Theatres from Thursday, May 19 till Saturday, May 21.

The play explores the relationship between Tom — a celebrated AFL player on the cusp of retirement from sport — and his new love interest, Noah. As the relationship intensifies, the characters are forced to question their identities and consider how they'll manage their private lives in the public sphere. Become the One flips the script on a stereotypical closeted sportsperson and asks audiences to consider a scenario in which it's the partner, not the athlete, that is pushing to dismantle heteronormativity within Australian sport.

It'll make you laugh, potentially cry and you'll likely question what you would be willing to sacrifice for the one you love.

Keen to check it out? 'Become The One' will play from Thursday, May 19 till Saturday, May 21 at Riverside Theatres. For more information and to book, visit the website.

Images: Jodie Hutchinson.

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