While An Act of God has its origin in David Javenbaum’s popular Twitter@TheTweetofGod, maybe its inspiration came from the quaintly named ‘peril terminology’. An ‘act of God’, according to insurance law, is one without human agency and hence could not have been prevented ‘by reasonable foresight or care’. It follows then that the divine must be incapable of either, and for an entertaining seventy-five minutes, God, who conveniently assumes the dynamic form of actor Mitchell Butel, shares with us the full extent of his egocentricity.
What Lola Heard: Theatrical Sounds from Climate Change (Lola) played to a packed audience at the Sound Lounge at Sydney’s Seymour Centre on February 11 – just a few days after Penrith reached 47.3 degrees Celsius.
Paul Gilchrist’s Blind Tasting is a much-performed play from the repertoire of subtlenuance, and deservedly so, as it is funny, sharp at times, sad at others and consistently entertaining. Add to this, the charm, vitality and grace brought to this one-woman performance by Sylvia Keays, and the result is a thoroughly enjoyable evening.