Freedom 2 b[e] Sydney Social Event - "The Sum Of Us" performance at the Parramatta Riverside Theatre

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Shane Cathcart
Event Coordinator
Joined in 2009
July 3, 2011, 23:29

Please join us Freedom 2 b[e] heads to the Parramatta Riverside Theatre to take in a play based on the amazing Australian movie by the same name.

The Sum of Us is a bitter sweet comedy that revolves around the devoted and loving relationship between widower, Harry, and his homosexual son, Jeff, and their individual searches for a partner.

Jeff is interested in Greg, a young public works gardener he met at a local pub and Harry begins dating Joyce, a woman he met through a dating service. Harry’s unconditional love and acceptance of his son’s sexuality is a bit too daunting for Greg, whose homophobic father keeps Greg in the closet and wary of the comfortable relationship Harry and Jeff share.

The play illuminates the eternal human need to transcend our separateness, to embark upon the difficult but necessary road to an accepting and loving connection with others.


John Jarratt (Harry)

Patrick Harvey (Jeff)

Glenn van Oosterom (Greg)

Nell Feeney (Joyce)

The performance will run for around 145 minutes including intermission.

The details are as follows:

WHEN: Saturday August 27th

TIME: See below under “Where To Meet”

WHERE: Parramatta Riverside Theatre

Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta (Click here for the map)


Adult $55

Concession $50


Before we head to the theatre, we will meet at 6pm at The Collector Hotel and have a bite to eat. The Collector Hotel is at 100 George Street, Parramatta and is a short walk from Parramatta train station or Parramatta Ferry Wharf.

Click here for map showing The Collector Hotel location

At around 6.45pm after we have finished dinner, we will head down to the theatre and should be there by around 7pm.

The play starts at 7.30pm. Please either join us for dinner or meet us at the theatre before the play starts.


Unfortunately we are unable to make a group booking with the theatre, so tickets will have to be purchased individually. We may also not be able to sit together as a group so if there are people who you would like to bring along, the best option would be to buy their tickets at the same time as you purchase your own.

Here’s how:

Option 1:

To book online, you will need to create a login with the Parramatta Riverside Thatre at the following link:

Once you have your login and password, follow this link:

On the left, click on the button that says “Book Now” next to “Sat 27 Aug 2011 7:30PM” to purchase your ticket. (You may be asked to reenter your login and password.)

Option 2:

To book over the phone with a credit card, please call the box office on (02) 8839 3399. Their hours are Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm or Saturdays 9.30am – 1pm.

Tickets are selling fast so get in quick!

For further details about the play, please follow this link:

For any questions about the night, please email [email protected] or call 0409 243 009

Hope to see you along for what is sure to be an amazing night.

Youth Coordinator
Joined in 2008
July 4, 2011, 23:04

I’ll be there! 😀

Ann Maree
Joined in 2008
July 5, 2011, 09:47

Hi Shane

Sounds fabulous. Wish I was in Sydney to attend. 🙂

I was only saying to a friend the other day that I thought the movie The Sum of Us was some of Russell Crowe’s best work.

Enjoy the play!


Ann Maree

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