I Love You, Bro

July 22nd, 2010 — August 15th, 2010


Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove


La Boite Theatre Company


David Berthold


Adam J A Cass


Leon Cain

Costume Designer

Renee Mulder

Set Designer

Renee Mulder

Lighting Designer

Carolyn Emerson

Sound Designer

Guy Webster

Artistic Director David Berthold wrote:

New Australian play Adam J A Cass’ I Love You, Bro, an astonishing story of deep longing and online deception, featured a virtuosic performance from Leon Cain. It connected with audiences, especially the young - 65% of those who attended were 30 or under - and we were happily able to extend the production for a week. Leon took out the Matilda Award for Best Male Actor in a Lead Role.

The critics said:

Cass weaves a faultlessly complex narrative, and David Berthold’s direction results in a production of dark enchantment. A web of modern madness. This is edge-of-your-seat theatre. - Sue Gough, The Courier Mail

I Love You, Bro is an engaging portrayal of just how far some young people can go in constructing fantasy worlds online... Director David Berthold places Johnny in a stark world, the real contours of his bedroom delineated only by angles, lines and words in a compact set. Leon Cain, as Johnny, handles the storytelling, character shifts and humour of Cass’s script well…he delivers the whole piece with an almost tongue-in-cheek knowingness that suits it well… The strength is in the energy, pace, and wit…undoubtedly entertaining. - Bree Hadley, The Australian

Leon Cain is absolutely mesmerising...It’s riveting stuff - funny, disturbing, emotionally draining. All this is apparent in the real Leon Cain’s face as the room explodes in applause. - Baz McAlister, Time Off

Source: La Boite’s 2010 Annual Report

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