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Esperance Civic Centre presents a The Actors' Hub Studios Inc. production of ONE PUNCH WONDER by Amanda Crews.  Proudly supported by Lotterywest.

"Educate and bring up boys to be men of respect, men that protect and look after not only their families but others. Men that don’t tolerate acts of violence against women and the vulnerable in our communities. Men that will never consider or accept acts of extreme cowardice like this as acceptable."

How much damage does one punch really do? "One Punch Wonder" pulls up the page and puts the culture of toxic masculinity under a microscope, looking into the cowards punch from all angles. it asks us: How are we raising our boys?

To the surprise of many audience members, "One Punch Wonder" is a "Dare I say... entertaining" show. Incredibly physical, this piece of theatre goes beyond the traditional forms of verbatim, moving from intimate moments to scenes of high intensity, adrenaline filled acrobatics. Highlighting the dissonance between our values and our actions.

The perfect team to communicate this message to young Australians. A play performed by men, about men, for men.



Redefining what it means to be a Man. – OUTinPerth ★★★★½

Take your brother, dad, or cousin’s best friend to see this and start the conversation about what manhood should mean in 2018.  Isolated Nation

This is a dynamic and fearsome show that leaves audiences shocked and aware. Reinforcing the need to change the way men behave and think about themselves. Stage Whispers Sydney


“One Punch Wonder” is a hugely compelling and powerful exploration of that toxic mix of unhealthy masculinity, alcohol abuse, violence and all the unhealthy ways we teach men to be males in this culture. It’s very powerful and I recommend everyone to see it. I think every boy in Australia needs to see this play as a matter of urgency. – Melinda Tankard Reist

Duration | 70mins

Recommended | 15+


(also available from Shire Administration, Esperance Library and Visitor Centre)

Tickets: FREE

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Event date 
Thursday, 17 June 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Event location 

Esperance Civic Centre

Council Place
Esperance WA 6450
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