'The Button Event is the true story of one man searching for connections in chaos. Juggling the daily grind of home, work and family comes to an abrupt halt when one of his twin daughters is diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis. In the time it takes to push a button the future of his family hangs in the balance between beauty and fear, faith and science – and what it takes to cope with the messy and absurd things life hurtles at you.
'With him, we catapult into a world of sleep deprivation, seizures, medication, trampolines and home renovations. This one-man tour-de-force fuses physical performance, wry humour, raw emotion and a few hundred tennis balls.'
Source: Queensland Theatre Company.
Produced by Brisbane Festival & Queensland Theatre Company.
Performed between 18 and 27 September 2014.
Director: Bagryana Popov.
Performed by Todd MacDonald.
Design Consultant: Kevin O’Brien.
Designer (initial concept): Sam Paxton.
Lighting Designer: Ben Hughes.
Sound Designer: Guy Webster.