Prize Fighter
Theatre

Prize Fighter

Isa is a talented young boxer preparing for the biggest night of his career. On the line is the national title and the promise of fame and riches beyond his wildest dreams.

Familiar territory for a modern day fable you may think but the surprising back-story that emerges is of a Congolese boy orphaned by war and forced to become a child soldier by the very people who killed his family. His powerful left hook offers a new life in Australia, but his greatest obstacle is not his formidable opponent – it’s his past.

Playwright Future D. Fidel writes with unmistakeable authenticity. Fleeing the Congo as a child, he lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and the stories of those he’s known. It’s the tale of one man’s ability to confront the unbearable horrors of his past and to beat the demons that once denied him.

Following the rapturous public and critical response that greeted its seasons at recent Brisbane and Sydney Festivals, Prize Fighter is a rare treat for Monash audiences and comes to MLIVE for a strictly limited season.

Ticket prices
Standard $49.00
Student $42.00
Pensioner $42.00
Senior $42.00
Children (15 and under) $25.00
Group 8+ $35.00
Monash Student (ID required on collection) $15.00

Suitable for ages 16+
Contains violence, sexual references and adult themes. Haze, smoke effects and strobe lighting in use. 

 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour supported by arTour an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. La Boite is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its funding and advisory body.

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