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by John Clancy

A man stands in a pool of light in front of a room of silent strangers ready and willing to believe he’s a real person. But he tells us he is only an actor – that his words and ideas belong to someone else. The more he tells us, the less we think for ourselves. We are truly in the dark.

What if everything we believe and experience is an illusion designed to make us forget all that’s important? Are we alone on our own private stages? Part of what’s happening or merely watching?  

A thought provoking comic journey beyond the 4th Wall into the dangerous slippery territory that lies beneath the written word – and right before our eyes. 

David Calvitto has performed The Event in seven countries, in cities including London, New York, Berlin, Edinburgh, Belfast, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Adelaide, and Perth. He’s toured in Australia, Germany, Holland, Ireland, the UK and the USA.

The Event is available for touring and David has full EU work rights and citizenship

"Witty and incisive…A Calvitto masterclass… one of the funniest and cleverest performers around, who can signal a rare form of intellectual prat falling with the raise of an eyebrow"
"An incongruously entertaining lament for a technocratic, money-loving, cliché-packed  21st Century… Calvitto is a single performer gifted enough to rivet an audience."
"Intelligent and exhilarating… It deliberately and cruelly destroys illusion and makes us see how the trick is done.... Performed with a conjurer's élan by David Calvitto"
“John Clancy’s extraordinary tour-de-force… so lethally accurate and funny that it’s difficult to resist.”
"Calvitto is a mix of droll Woody Allen and charming Steve Martin...great fun and highly entertaining."
The Adelaide Advertiser (AUSTRALIA)
“Brilliant. As complex and stimulating as it is pleasurable”
- Kieler Nachrichten (GERMANY)
"Stripped down to the basics in form, but jampacked with the best kind of smart content...Delicious, perniciously mind-bending stuff."
"Clancy marvelously exploits the important spark of something strange and real happening right in front of your eyes."
The New York Times (USA)
"Absolutely superb theatre that will live long in the imagination".

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