A University Office, 1962: 

Homosexuality is illegal.

The fear of communism is in the air. A lecturer is dismissed. 

His secret is out.

Will he choose legacy or the law?


One man’s exploration of sexuality, society and shame, laced with the words of Shakespeare.

‘Compelling and must-see theatre' - Melbourne Observer.

Duration: 55 minutes

Content Warning: sexual references, not suitable for persons under 15 years of age.

‘A masterful performance’ - Stage Whispers.


Adelaide Theatre Guide -


The Barefoot Review -


- The Advertiser -

*Best Theatre*

‘Beautifully crafted…exceptionally performed’ - Weekend Notes.

Photo courtesy of Sare Clarke Photography

Written, Co-Produced and Performed by Mark Salvestro

Co-Produced by BCauseARTS

Sound Design by Steve Carnell

Set Design by Carmody Nicol

Costume Design by Oliver Ross

Photography by Sare Clarke

Co-Produced by


Sponsored by


Special thanks to Phil Evans and the Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia, Acting Coaches Sarah Hallam, Phoebe Anne Taylor (and Graphic Designer!), Emma Louise Pursey and Danielle Cresp, Dramaturgy Consultant Mark Pritchard, Promo Trailer team: William Lee, Scott Pope, Harrison Byrne and Andy Berry-Brown, The Butterfly Club, The Bakehouse Theatre, Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Creative Partnerships Australia, and the 90 donors of the Australian Cultural Fund campaign for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe season.

The Will To Be

Photo by Sare Clarke Photography