this moment in time

Mon 5 to Sat 10 Dec

this moment in time

When two random strangers arrive at the airport, they’re primed to expect the inevitable delays of the Summer rush. After her annual visit home, Sam lugs a suitcase full of standard-issue family guilt back with her as she heads to a life and partner in New York that she no longer wants. And Theo, annoyingly optimistic and desperate for a distraction, has fallen down the rabbit-hole while overthinking his recent break-up. Striving to be the perfect man that always seem forever out of his grasp.

Inspired by real conversations had in airport terminals, this premiere season by writer Alistair Ward invites Melbourne audiences to experience a very personal and intimate tale of painful truths, trust, and laughter between two strangers. Because if you’re not learning life lessons in transit… you’ve probably stalled.

An emerging company, Pansy Productions launched in 2021 with a goal to produce work that offers a glimpse of different world views, and sheds light on our common humanity. Initially creating in- house works, the company aims to produce and support work from emerging writers, while providing opportunities to other artists in the wider community, in the future. Following in the footsteps of other admired and vital production companies.

Written by Alistair Ward (he/him)
Directed by Mashaka Gunnulson (they/them)
Starring Ruby Vadiveloo (she/her) and Alistair Ward
Sound and Lighting Design by Jasmine Tolentino (she/her)
Photography by Edward Broadbent (he/him)
Graphics by Louise Walker (she/her)
Produced by Pansy Productions
Publicity by Sassy Red PR.


Monday 05 December 2022 7:00pm
Tuesday 06 December 2022 7:00pm
Wednesday 07 December 2022 7:00pm
Thursday 08 December 2022 7:00pm
Friday 09 December 2022 7:00pm
Saturday 10 December 2022 7:00pm


Full $40
Concession $35
Group (6+) $30
Member $30


Arrive Early

At least 30 minutes before the show. Our performances start bang on time and it takes a hot second to welcome you into the building.

Under 18s

The Butterfly Club is a licensed venue. Under 18s can only attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.