Losing Face - MATCHBOX 2023

On Christmas Eve, a white man and his younger Chinese boyfriend are waiting for the older white man’s half-Chinese daughter to show up. What could go wrong?

$25 - $39 (service fees may apply)
Approx. 80 minutes, no interval
9 - 19 August 2023
Wed 9 Aug, 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Thu 10 Aug, 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Fri 11 Aug, 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Sat 12 Aug, 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Sun 13 Aug, 4pm - 5:20pm
Tue 15 Aug, 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Wed 16 Aug, 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Thu 17 Aug, 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Fri 18 Aug, 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Sat 19 Aug, 7:30pm - 8:50pm

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On Christmas Eve, a white man and his younger Chinese boyfriend are waiting for the older white man’s half-Chinese daughter to show up. What could go wrong?

Nathan Joe deconstructs the domestic drama into a Groundhog Day-style series of failed reconciliations. A love story grappling with race, sexuality, love and fatherhood. Entertaining, accessible, thought-provoking. 

Starring Andrew Ford, Shervonne Grierson and Danny Lam, this is a contemporary story that speaks to an urban, multi-cultural city with intersections between culture and sexuality. 

Shortlisted for ADAM NZ Playwriting Award 2022.

This show is part of Q Theatre's MATCHBOX 2023 Season, a pillar of Q's annual programme that supports artists and creatives. Click here to read more about MATCHBOX.

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Co-Presented By:  
Punctum Productions and Q Theatre 

Creative Team: 
Writer - Nathan Joe 
Director - Samuel Phillips 
Producer - Nahyeon Lee
Cast/ Assistant Director - Sean Dioneda Rivera
Dramaturg - Jane Yonge
Lighting Design - Jennifer Lal
Set Design - Shan Yu 翁俞珊
Costume and Prop Design - Siobhan (Von) Ridgley
Sound Design - Jason Smith
Intimacy Direction - Todd Emerson
Stage Manager - Ariadne Baltazar
Graphic Design - Tim Wong
Production Manager - Andrew Malmo
Operator - Dan Matthew
Cantonese Translation - Jack Woon
Production Company - Punctum

Additional support provided by: 
Burnett Foundation Aotearoa 

Show programme:

1.58 MB

Audience Warnings: 
Recommended for ages 16+. Contains strobing effects, haze, nudity, sex scenes, sexual references, racial and homophobic slurs. Contains references to incest and violence/home invasion. 

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