Is an unexamined life worth living? Clearly, Edith Campbell Berry (a vivacious Sonia Todd), the central character of Alana Valentine’s adaption of Frank Moorhouse’s novel, Cold Light, does not think so. Her summation of her own 70 years of existence is that she gave everything to participate but briefly in the making of the historical moment but she “bungled her inner life”.
The frequently performed Under Milk Wood described by its author as “a play for voices” was originally intended to be a radio play. It is, perhaps, better heard than seen but its enchanting mix of poetry, poignancy and sly comedy makes it an attractive choice for small theatres. Overall, Ylaria’s Rogers’s production is well balanced allowing the sly jokes and sexual innuendo to have their place but at the same time keeping a sense of the strange wonder at the universal ironies of human existence.
Reunited Melbourne-rockers Jet produced a nostalgia-inducing display of noughties garage rock.
The appearance of three African-American tales up for best picture at the Academy Awards this year (Hidden Figures, Moonlight, and Fences) is welcome and curious.
Initially O’Keeffe, effectively interacting with back projection, introduces us to her family, siblings, parents and legendary Nan through a funny and affectionate home video made at her younger…
The paintings are about the artist’s “continuing love of the central west and Hill End surrounds”
Cuts & Clay Curated by Catherine Skipper opening 5pm Saturday March 11 until April 30, 2017
‘We are pleased to support the restoration of this iconic local landmark so it can be enjoyed by generations to come. UrbanGrowth
The Mystery of Love and Sex is one of three plays by Bathsheba Doran referred to collectively as ‘The Marriage Plays’ exploring the ways in which socio-economic and cultural factors play into love and friendship. It is indeed a mystery that, given the complexities of our own nature and the complications of navigating cultural assumptions, we manage to have relatively enduring relationships at all.