A darkly witty take on the American pop art icon Andy Warhol and the woman who shot him, Valerie Solanas.
This is a solo show written and performed by Garry Roost, directed by Kenneth Hadley. Roost embodies the lives and tragic losses of those who lived or died in the factory.
After its premiere at Sweet Venues Edinburgh Festival 2018 it then made its Australian debut at Treasury 1860 Adelaide Fringe 2019.
"Astonishing written and performative skill!" Syke On Stage ★★★★★
" Warhol's soul stripped bare in front of you.." Bob Becker Adelaide 2019 ★★★★
The play looks at Warhol's early life and his obsessive determination to "become famous". It takes into account the contribution toward his education to go to college left to him by his Father, his academic prowess that led to him being recognised by his tutor to be "the most gifted and talented student I've ever seen..."
Warhol eventually moved to New York and landed his dream job as a commercial artist. The factory came later along with the extraordinary explosion of ideas and concepts that shook the pop art world.
Roost unfolds the story, the lives and tragic losses of those who lived and died in the factory. A darkly witty take on the American icon of pop art.
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