Written & performed by John Paul Hussey. Metanoia Theatre @The Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Road, Brunswick (Vic). From 5 – 15 June, 2014.
John Paul Hussey is a ‘round’ man – totally bald head, round torso, strong, stocky legs – but he uses this body with grace, agility and expressiveness. He’s a performer with presence; he commands the stage and he does so for close to 90 minutes, all by himself. Well, not really by himself: and he is rarely ‘himself’ anyway. Having a brief word with him afterward, I met a man I didn’t see on stage (a nice man I hasten to add), but that’s hardly surprising. Instead, he crams his show with a series of characters &nda