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Larry Moss directs L.A. premiere "Holding the Man"

Stage adaptation of Timothy Conigrave memoir is one of Australia’s most successful plays of all time.

PRLog - April 23, 2014 - LOS ANGELES -- Writer, actor and activist Timothy Conigrave’s best-selling memoir is one of Australia's great love stories. The stage version by Tommy Murphy captures all its special magic, a celebration that speaks across generations, sexual preference and cultures.

The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but it is a white-water adventure if you are a gay boy in an all-boys school in 1970s Melbourne with a crush on the captain of the football team. Despite the odds, Tim and John fall in love and for fifteen years their relationship survives everything life throws at it — the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses — until the only problem love can't solve threatens to part them

The Australian Theatre Company presents the Los Angeles premierewith an all-Australian cast, directed by veteran Hollywood acting coach Larry Moss.

“Tim’s story is funny, harrowing, honest and universal,” says Moss. “Like some of us, he discovers too late that he is loved. By the time he finds out he had it, he can no longer get it back.”

Holding the Man opens on May 10 and continues through June 29, with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdaysat 8 p.m.and Sundaysat3 p.m. Two preview performances take place on Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9, both at 8 p.m. General admission is $34.99. The Matrix Theatre is located at 7657 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046(west of Stanley Ave., between Fairfax and La Brea). For reservations and information, call 323-960-7735or go to www.holdingtheman.us.

Lucy Pollak

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