Apr
24
2018

BLOODLINES 4 stars

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Foundry 616, April 6 8/10 In 1972 Dave MacRae was in one of the most endearingly quirky and innovative jazz-rock bands of them all, Matching Mole. A particular gem on the British band’s indispensable Little Red Record was MacRae’s Smoke Signal, and here, to the infinite delight of a critic who thought himself immune to […]

Apr
22
2018

THE SOUND OF WAITING

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Eternity Playhouse, April 4, until April 22 5.5/10 Dehumanising them was the political masterstroke. If the people rotting in offshore detention had no names and no stories, how could we begin to care about them? Depoliticising her play was Mary Anne Butler’s masterstroke. Had her protagonist, Hamed Mokri, been subjected to offshore “processing” as an […]

Apr
21
2018

THE CHILDREN

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Drama Theatre, April 3, until May 19 8/10 The play begins and ends with the sound of waves; with the rhythm of inevitability. And yet in between it keeps you wondering. Will it become soggily sentimental? Will some devastating secret be revealed? Will the underlying resentments explode? And for just shy of its two hours […]

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