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April 22, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Belvoir Downstairs, April 18, 2013  Lally Katz has invented the play you write when not writing a play. Stories I Want To Tell You In Person bubbled into her head when Belvoir had actually commissioned her to write about the Global Financial Crisis. It’s not even close. The only financial…

April 22, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Bondi Pavilion, April 17 Sydney was not the only place to denounce Lenny Bruce’s liberal use of expletives, blasphemy and drugs. The comedian, meanwhile, could be forgiven for finding Sydney choking on intolerance, bent cops and moral hypocrisy. His 13-day, 1962 visit spawned a book by Damian Kringas and now…

April 18, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Darlinghurst Theatre, April 9, 2013  Three decades ago David Mamet suspended the ending of his pugnacious little play Glengarry Glen Ross, as if to say, “This behaviour will continue.” Sure enough the dog-eat-dog grotesqueness of capitalism run amok would spiral into the GFC, pause in momentary confusion, and build once…