Hugh’s latest film made millions, caused countless swoons, and cemented his place as one of Hollywood’s hottest romantic leads - but he’s got a secret that could end his career. Florence wants to write steamy romance novels, but has no time between juggling three jobs. Living the dream. Then she meets Hugh, who makes her an offer that will upend both their lives; be his fake girlfriend to help hide that Hugh is really very gay. In their follow-up to critically acclaimed, Offie finalist Villain, Interrupted, Director & Dramaturg Micha Mirto ("Plenty of vision & never a dull moment" - Always Time for Theatre) and Writer KT Roberts ("Truly insightful... extremely funny" - View from the Cheap Seats) invite you to peek behind Hollywood's velvet curtain. Modelled on beloved rom-coms, and tackling the homophobia still rampant in the supposedly progressive world of showbiz, Beard is a dramedy exploring love, fear, queerness and the pressure of the public eye. This iteration is a rehearsed reading to develop and hone the script. As such feedback will be warmly welcomed.