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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 […]

Apr
3
2018

FLIGHT PATHS

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Lennox Theatre, March 17 5/10 The gap between intent and outcome is the hardest artistic chasm to bridge. The second hardest is to detach the work of art from the causal impetus, so it becomes self-contained, rather than being reliant on the audience’s sympathy for the artist’s peeves du jour. Julian Larnach’s Flight Paths (having […]

Mar
28
2018

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Roslyn Packer Theatre, March 27 9.5/10 If part of the art of theatre is to put people in a vice and squeeze them until their thoughts are squished into their bodily juices, this was such a night. How often does your seat becomes a migration zone in which you inch forward in astonishment or to […]

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