In a moment of glory at the 1968 Olympics, an Australian rowing team known as 'The Four Amigos' won bronze. It was lifetime bonding material.
Or so it seemed. Thirty-five years later only two of the Amigos keep in touch. Jim is a wealthy banker with a young, beautiful wife and seems to have it all. His friend Dick, a heart surgeon, has something that Jim covets: a sterling reputation. When the two mates meet up in Port Douglas with their wives, they have competing personal agendas. Then Steven, a third Amigo, turns up, ready to expose the past.
A savagely funny play that hinges on the subtle aggression and unacknowledged dependencies of male friendship — and the angst and irritation created for those on the sidelines.
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EXTRACT: When he was sixteen or so he just turned up on my doorstep. I hadn't seen him for two years. And he was angry about that and I didn't quite know what to do so we went to the movies. He'd shot up that year. Real beanpole. When we sat down this smart arse behind us says, 'Hey, Lanky, will you bloody well shift seats so me girlfriend can see?' Huge laugh from all his cronies. I sensed Daniel was very sensitive about his height so I went ballistic.