Absolutely True

Published on 20 April 2015
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Absolutely True

How does a 7-foot introverted Lesmurdie High School teacher end up an actor in Cirque du Soleil on the world stage? Come and be delighted by the heartwarming true story of Allan Girod as he performs his one-man play Absolutely for one night only in Kalamunda on Wednesday 13 May at 7:30pm.

Absolutely is an intimate solo story of Allan’s life, an extreme introvert who overcame self-doubt to perform in Cirque du Soleil. Laugh-out-loud funny, touching and true, Absolutely is masterful, highly-engaging and inspirational storytelling at its best.

The true story of an accidental clown, the show’s themes of identity, belonging, loss, adversity and hope resonate long after its final breath.

CEO Rhonda Hardy said, “A seasoned performer in London and at the Perth, Adelaide and Canada Fringes, Allan Girod has been performing in front of appreciative audiences on all sides of the globe.”

“An acclaimed actor, this wonderful true story of Absolutely as told by Allan Girod himself is not to be missed. A master of blending real-life performance with conversational storytelling, Allan is renowned for creating intimate rapport with audiences and leaving them inspired and uplifted.”

Allan Girod said, “Absolutely grew out of my time with Cirque du Soleil. It was such an unexpected career event I found myself reflecting, ‘how did this happen?’ and ‘what do I want to do next?’”

“Piecing together the show was at times wonderful, confronting and revealing. The concept of sharing ‘me’ rather than the official ‘successful actor’ persona felt courageous and frightening. The more I trialled material at London and Perth story evenings, the more comfortable I became with being vulnerable on stage. This quality is what resonates most with audience and has elicited generous responses from a diverse demographic.”

Tickets are $20 or $15 concession and can be purchased from the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre on 9257 2558 or online here.

The Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre is located at 48 Canning Road.

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