78 Reasons to Stay the Night

Trevar Alan Chilver’s most ambitious project in 2017 is the development of a play to mark the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2018, and the progress of the gay rights movement since 1978.

78 Reasons to Stay the Night is set in the present, and focuses on a fictional 78er, a gay man now in his 60s who was there at the first Mardi Gras in 1978. He hires a rent boy in his 20s, and the two form an unusual bond juxtaposing their life experiences.

Canberra Theatre Centre have generously provided space for a developmental run of the play in August. The play will debut at the Canberra Theatre Centre’s Courtyard Studio in August, with a short run over five days. If you’ve seen this production, I’d love to hear what you thought: scroll down for a feedback form.


Event Information:

78 Reasons Event Information [pdf]

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If you’ve seen 78 Reasons to Stay the Night in development, I would love to hear what you thought of it. The following form is completely anonymous.



Media Resources:

26 July 2017: Media invitation [pdf]

31 May 2017: Rehearsals commence [pdf]

16 March 2017: Sydney Pride History Group route walk [pdf]

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