Alex Lykos is an actor and writer, known for Me & My Left Brain (2019) and Alex & Eve (2016). This year, he’s back with a new and controversial dark comedy, Unhinged.
Unhinged is an uncompromising, provocative, bold and controversial dark comedy about a man, Tim, trying to come to terms with the death of his beloved mother.
The comedy explores what it means to be a “successful man” in modern society.
“Because of the pandemic, we’ve all been forced to ask ourselves some hard questions about our
lives and our purpose in life,” Alex Lykos tells The Greek Herald.
“I felt the need to tell a story of what it means to be a man in modern society and particular examine the definition of the successful man and the ramifications of such a definition.”
By the modern definition, a “successful man” has a high-paying job, is married with 2 kids, an investment property and takes the family on holidays to Disneyland.
Tim hasn’t achieved any of these milestones. His family, friends and society see him as a failure – as does he.
It’s at this rock-bottom state where he breaks from the shackles of his own comatose existence and begins living on the edges – standing up to his more “successful” married brother, quitting his job, gambling, drinking, exploring his sexuality and finding love.
However, there’s a catch. He ends up caught in a legal battle with his brother in relation to their mother’s will.
If you would like to find out what happens next, Unhinged is having special preview shows from November 26 at the Factory Theatre on 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville.
Adults: $20. To book: 9550 3666.