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The Will To Be

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The Butterfly Club

5 Carson Place

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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One lonely night in 1962, a young university lecturer weighs up his life. The career of his dreams is no more. His secret is out. Will he choose love or the law?

In a time when homosexuality is illegal in Australia, a man of reputation must ask the everlasting question: ‘to be or not to be?’

A one-man show exploring legacy, sexuality, and shame, married with the words of William Shakespeare and music of the 1960s.

Does a life filled with fear and denial make for any life at all?

Written, Produced and Performed by Mark Salvestro.
Assistant Producer Anthea Greco
Sound Design by Steve Carnell
Lighting Design by Lachlan Mclean
Set Design by Carmody Nicol
Costume Design by Oliver Ross

Praise from Mark’s previous work:

'Mesmerising and gifted' - Arts Hub

‘A passionate and romantic performer’ - BCause Arts

​‘A new and emerging playwright with an impressive set of skills ready to be unleashed in the performing arts industry’ - What's On In Adelaide

​‘Mark Salvestro is indeed a very talented young man. Riveting and moving - a talented musician, singer, actor and playwright' – Adelaide Theatre Guide


Please note: If tickets appear sold out, there may still be tickets available via melbournefringe.com.au or by calling 03 9660 9666


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The Butterfly Club is a licensed venue. Accordingly, patrons under 18 are only allowed on premises in the company of a parent or legal guardian.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We strongly encourage using public transport. The Butterfly Club is a short stroll from Flinders Street station and Melbourne Central, and an even shorter stroll from any tram that travels through Swanston or Collins Streets (get off at Town Hall).

If driving, you can find the best parking rates in the area by visiting carparking.info (link opens in a new window).

How can I contact the venue with any questions?

Please call The Butterfly Club on 03 9663 8107 or visit our box office (the first room as you enter the Club) from 5pm to 8:30pm Monday to Saturday.

What's the refund policy?

There are no refunds or exchanges. Exceptions are made in extraordinary circumstances at the Club's discretion: if there is a sensible reason why you should receive a refund, please contact us and we'll be happy to discuss.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We have a full record of all attendees and will be able to let you in whether you bring a printed copy of your ticket or not.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.

Location

The Butterfly Club

5 Carson Place

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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