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Holding the Man

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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 in 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 premiere with an all-Australian cast, directed by veteran Hollywood acting coach Larry Moss. May 8-June 29; Australian Theatre Company @ The Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046 (west of Stanley Ave., between Fairfax and La Brea); $34.99; 323-960-7735

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