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Apr
28
2017

Talk

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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

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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 […]

Mar
31
2017

Mark Colvin’s Kidney

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Belvoir St Theatre, March 1 9/10 Hating and vengeance are choices. Nothing, however heinous, obliges one to hate. Mary-Ellen Field had every right to be twisted and embittered. Having been accused of leaking Elle Macpherson’s private life to the British tabloid press she watched her health crash, her career unravel and her reputation sink. Even […]

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