Rhino Room, till 29 February 20202
Review – Geoff Jenke
“If you’re not laughing, you are learning” was the catch cry for Zoe Sitas. With Two Dots is a coming-of -age stand up from a gay millennial. Zoe presents her 23-year life in just over 30 minutes and what a whirlwind life it has been. South African born, Cypriot descent and living in Sydney, Zoe has had an all-embracing life.
Zoe tells us about her childhood and wanting to be a ballet girl and then a horse girl, just to get friends. Then came the movie Flashdance… she could do that surely? Describing “coming out” to her family, Zoe uses a humorous, driving along the freeway as a metaphor to tell how it went.
It wasn’t all funny as she told the audience what it is like to live with endometriosis, a disease that affects one in ten women. While a million dollars is used to treat this disease, diabetes, which affects the same number of people, get 250 million dollars. When you’re not laughing, you’re learning.
Zoe is a medical nurse during the day who is fulfilling her ambition of being a comedienne at night. The subjects are diverse and she gets through a lot in the time she is on stage. Maybe the Flashdance dance at the end didn’t quite work but Zoe is living the dream, well her dream and taking us along for the ride. I may not have laughed a lot, but was certainly smiling through most of the show and I learnt a lot. At 6.00pm, it is an extremely enjoyable pre-dinner show.