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© Copyright DARREN BREALEY 2019

Performing The Goat

(A Couple of S.N.A.Gs, The Mechanics, Country Relations and The Chicks)

© Copyright 1999

Written & Produced by Darren Brealey

 

Theatre Review Written By: Dinah Arndt

Position: Arts Journalist

Publication: Buzz Cuts

Dated: September 1999

 

In Performing the Goat Producer/Playwright Darren Brealey delivers humorous and often terrifyingly accurate portrayals of stereotypical Australian characters in their ‘natural’ environments.

 

…Now step into the world of ‘The Mechanics’ and meet old school, ‘all knowing’ tradesman Norbert. He generously takes new kid Colin under his wing, tutoring him in the sacred arts of mechanic ethics and relationships. Too much amusement, great Australian grunter Colin proves he isn’t as stupid as appearances initially indicate… The only real disappointment? Not a goat in sight.

 

Theatre Review Written By: Adam Pont

Position: Arts Journalist

Publication: Buzz Cuts

Dated: September 1999

 

Social observations are a frequent resource for many Australian play writes, and justifiably so due to the large number of eccentric characters that exist everywhere in our country. PERFORMING THE GOAT plucks several of these enigmas from obscurity to show just how bizarre and intriguing the person next door actually is. Darren Brealey presents four short plays that capture colloquial Aussie stereotypes and portray them with hilarious accuracy.

 

… ‘The Mechanics’ is an amusing insight into the games men and women play (or at least the games men think women want them to play). Russell Healy is outstanding as Colin, the slow and simple Mechanic who at the end of the day shows he knows much more about the female mind than his intellectually superior workmate Norbert…

 

The most disturbing thing about these plays is that there are characters like this in life that actually exist.

Book collection of one act plays and full length plays
"The most disturbing thing about these plays is that there are characters like this in life that actually exist."