Couch Potato


  • Bluestone Church Arts Space 10A Hyde Street Footscray, VIC, 3011 Australia

This is the story of how one small break-in saved a family.

Robert lives with his parents. They've been dead for years, but he's still there and nothing in the house has changed. His sister, Lisa, would like to find him a girlfriend. His best mate, Lorrie, just wants him to get laid.

Then The Girl appears. On the couch. Asleep.

When a man who never talks back shares his space with a woman who never talks, who takes care of whom? Is a beautiful woman who cooks, cleans, sleeps, and asks nothing more, really the perfect partner? How long will it be before somebody is forced to speak up?

This absurd new Australian comedy explores the way we navigate grief, family, relationships and love – usually while saying the exact opposite of what we mean. Are we more honest in our words or our actions? How can one stranger's presence bring a family back to life?

Written by Hayley Lawson-Smith
Directed by Belinda Campbell

Performed by Walter Hanna, Jessica Lawrence, Jennifer Piper, Mark Salvestro, Luke Styles

8pm Thursday to Saturday, 1pm Sunday

12–27 February 2016

Tickets $32/$28

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This project is supported through the Maribyrnong City Council Community Grant Program.

Supported by City of Maribyrnong, Naked Wines, Minuteman Press Footscray and ProStage.

With special thanks to Shirley Sydenham and Tony Tartaro at Williamstown Little Theatre, Katrina Gubbins at City of Maribyrnong, Penny McDonald at Harmonic Motion, Catherine Hallam at Howard Fine Acting Studio.