There is something in the air at Westerly café today. It's 7:45am and the waitress is dishing out Bloody Marys, the not-so-creepy man is demanding the paper (in Spanish) and ugly shoes are out. These characters are out to change their lives, and if it means resorting to Beyoncé lyrics, then so be it.
Westerly is the perfect hangover cure to the Comedy Festival this year, making its world premiere in the upstairs theatre at the Butterfly Club. A salute to Melbourne’s comedy loving, café obsessed culture, this play will be sure to add some sassy-salt and pepper-shake to your life.
Think of it as an episode of Friends when you let Pheobe take over, 'zhuzh you up' and take you out, then you both end up sitting on a balcony over your fifth glass of wine, having a deep and meaningful about you're-not-quite-sure-what.
Instead, it's very early morning and two strangers navigate their 'Eternal Flame', best friends quibble over their friendship (and popular '80s songs), and the not-so-creepy man and rock-chick waitress can't help but get up in everyone's business.