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The PitchDown-and-out film writer Walter Weinermann is psyching himself up for the biggest pitch meeting of his life with a panel of powerful producers.
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The Pitch & The China Incident

Venue Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
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Dates From 2 Feb to 9 Mar 2013

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The Pitch

Down-and-out film writer Walter Weinermann is psyching himself up for the biggest pitch meeting of his life with a panel of powerful producers. He has an epic idea; he has a dream cast, including flinteyed assassin Clint Eastwood, loudmouthed sidekick Chris Tucker and relentless nemesis Jet Li. He has cameos from Sean Connery and Robert De Niro. The one thing he doesn't have is a decent ending.

After moving to Hollywood in the 1920s, screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz sent a telegram to friends back in New York: "Millions are to be grabbed out here, and your only competition is idiots." It's still true today; and by the time the credits roll on Peter Houghton's witty, manic, one-man show we'll find out if Walter is destined to be a millionaire -- or just an idiot.

WINNER OF GREEN ROOM AWARD FOR BEST NEW AUSTRALIAN PLAY (2006)

The China Incident

The China Incident is the story of one woman, a perfect storm of crises, and altogether too many phones. Bea Pontivec is a high-flying, highly-strung diplomatic consultant who's quite literally well connected. She has hotlines to the White House, to the United Nations, to a bloodthirsty dictator. She's a power-broker, a playmaker, a cast-iron negotiator, a control freak.

But as this pin-sharp satire becomes ever more frenetic, and her personal and professional lives collide, Bea will learn the meaning of the term 'communications breakdown'.
Great Concept!
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1:22 PM - 24/02/2013
By Anne
Two plays, solo performances, same author - loved the concept and the contrast. The very clever scripts and superb performances by both Hugh Parker and Barb Lowing made for a most enjoyable theatre visit. Congratulations to all involved in the production!
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5:48 PM - 19/02/2013
By Peter Hudson
Having only recently returned to the theatre, this was the best opne we have seen for a while. It was funny, clever, fast and current which kept us in the plays all the way throughout. A great night out for all
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5:33 PM - 19/02/2013
By Karen
Two action packed and entertaining shows in one great night out. Made even more impressive by the strong solo performances. A huge congratulations to Hugh Parker, Barb Lowing and QTC. A job well done.
Two for the price of one
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11:25 AM - 19/02/2013
By Karl
Great night at theatre ! both plays were terrific......very entertaining from two very talented actors
Frenetic, frantic, fabulously funny
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9:16 PM - 18/02/2013
By Ernie Paussa
I've not previously been a fan of one actor plays but The Pitch/The China Incident double have made me one. Both feature incredibly talented actors supported by clever, witty scripts which, particularly in The China Incident, go straight for the jocular. I was very much taken by Barb Lowing's remarkable performance in TCI which left me with an ear to ear grin long after I left the theatre.
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7:53 PM - 18/02/2013
By Marie
Extraordinary performances by Hugh Parker and Barb Lowing! Loved it,loved it,loved it ! You must see this production-brilliant script,powerful performances and intimate real theatre. Fabulous start to the season-have recommended it to many friends. Do yourself a big favour-GO SEE IT!! The reward is so good.
The Pitch and The China Incident WOW!
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11:56 AM - 18/02/2013
By kath
It's like the theatre equivalent of a double shot espresso!!! I had the priviledge of seeing The PItch & The China Incident last week and was riveted the entire time. I laughed out loud, I loved the relevance and the smartness. Hugh Parker is amazing and Barb Lowing extraordinary. BRISBANE SEE IT, go and see live theatre it will change the way you think.
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4:42 PM - 15/02/2013
By Helgi
fabulous show. The Pitch was brilliant.


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