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George Catsi - Am I Who I Say I Am?
Fri. 7 April 2017, 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm AEST
GREEK FESTIVAL OF SYDNEY presents:
A comedic memoir about one father and four surnames.
After a near sellout season in July 2016 the much-anticipated return of George's successful comedic memoir show.
Storytelling at its best, award winning George Catsi immerses you in his tales of multiple names, a wayward father and how hopeless a Greek he is. An identity pulled together by multiple Greek diasporas, upheavals and revolutions. A ripping yarn centred around his father that balances absurdity with pathos journeying from Crete to Cairo to Detroit to Sydney. The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of stories that played to delighted audiences. A light-hearted way of pulling the threads of family and seeing where we unravel.
Enjoy what the audience had to say:
” A very brave and skilful storyteller”
"Such a great performance, what a wonderful story teller you are"
" A great show, stirring emotional and hilarious"
“mesmerising, charismatic performer”
“Those stories are very funny…there was tenderness and an intrigue to the show”
“Oodles of great material…George is naturally funny.”
"..the story was an exquisite balance of poignancy and pants-wetting hilarity - often at the same time"
The Petersham Bowling Club www.thepbc.org.au - Enjoy a meal or craft beer beforehand and experience this Sydney icon's performance space.
George Catsi is a performer / producer / writer / artist who recently earned his PhD researching persuasive performance using Christian Fundamentalists as case studies - looking for the 'fun' in 'fundamentalism'. He was national winner of the Denton Fellowship for his satirical comedy, I Want to Be Slim (production 2017).
HIs alter ego, the Reverend Slim Limits fronted the well-known comedy cabaret trio GODS COWBOYS, that he co-created, co-wrote and performed in the early 90's that graced the stages including Harold Park Hotel, Tilbury Hotel, Metro Theatre and Harbourside Brasserie. George has more recently performed original shows at the Butterfly Club, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals and The Vanguard Newtown amongst others. As a visual artist he has been included in numerous festivals and prizes.