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May
15
2017

Breaking Bread

Breaking res

Wentworth Falls School of Arts, May 14 7.5/10 Give eight playwrights the same brief – to write a short monologue with however an oblique relationship to the theme of food – and you’ll get eight very different responses. Especially when, as director Margaret Davies did, you pair each playwright with a specific actor for whom […]

Apr
28
2017

Talk

Talk res

Drama Theatre, April 7 (until May 20) 5/10 Imagine finishing a play partially about truth in the media just as the Trump regime begins unleashing its deluge of lies. Jonathan Biggins must have wondered whether to laugh or cry. As timely as his premise and its implicit questions are, the play feels like an extravagantly […]

Apr
5
2017

Chimerica

Chim res 2

Roslyn Packer Theatre, March 4 7.5/10 A single man carrying two plastic shopping bags confronts the first in a column of tanks. The Tiananmen Square image spoke not only of individual frailty facing the clanking steel of monolithic power, but also of sufficient moral outrage to invert fear. Chimerica is the answer to some what-if […]

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