When Timothy Conigrave falls in love with the captain of the football team, John Caleo, at their Catholic all-boys school in Melbourne, the two embark on a passionate journey of love, betrayal and forgiveness. This bestselling true story is at once sexy, romantic, funny and sad - a masterpiece of authentic emotion that you won't forget.
Now an international hit play by Tommy Murphy (who also wrote the Afterword for the US and Canadian book edition) the stage adaption makes its North American premier at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center on September 21, 2007, proving that Holding the Man is a book for all readers, for all generations.
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Timothy Conigrave was born in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia and educated at Xavier College and Monash University. He trained as an actor at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1984. He appeared in such plays as Brighton Beach Memoirs and As Is. He initiated the project Soft Targets and his other plays include Blitz Kids and Thieving Boy
A film based upon the original book edition of Holding the Man is in development.Review:
"A remarkable achievement. With the Rolling Stones, Bryan Ferry, Violent Femmes, and INXS in the background, this memoir of a young man's coming of age at an all-boys Catholic High School is, above all, a stunning and engrossing love story." --Paul Breines, Boston College
"Full of candor, passion, and zest for life." --Leslie Cartwright, The Australian
"Amazingly more than the sum of its parts, a book to stir you up and knock you around and wring you out." --Peter Robb, Independent Monthly
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