One Weakness and You Are Done For!
✮✮✮ 1/2 Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan Schaubühne | Berlin directed by Peter Kleinert Is it possible to be a good, upstanding person in today’s world or does the lust and corruption of those around us compel dishonesty and selfishness just to get by? These are the questions that plague the young prostitute, Shen Te of Szechwan. When through literal divine intervention she secures enough funds to open a modest tobacco shop, she must soon invent a cold-hearted male cousin
Bigger Than the Hype
✮✮✮✮ 1/2 Muriel's Wedding book by PJ Hogan music & lyrics Keir Nuttall & Kate Miller-Heidke Sydney Theatre Company | Sydney directed by Simon Phillips Like legions of girls through the ages, Muriel was brought up to believe that life is incomplete without a man. It is a fallacy so deeply ingrained into our consciousness, that many are never able to outgrow the absurd notion, that marriage is required as a fundamental validation of our very being. In PJ Hogan’s Muriel’s Weddin
Mother Complex and That Sinking Feeling
✮✮ 1/2 Lally Katz's Atlantis Belvoir St Theatre | Sydney directed by Rosemary Myers Lally Katz’s new play Atlantis is an autobiographical fantasy. It sprouts from something personal and authentic, then leads to something entirely imaginary. Lally, the protagonist, is consumed by anxiety. At 35, she finds herself single and childless. We follow her on an odyssey that takes her from Sydney to the East Coast of the USA; an eventful, wacky journey that comprises a string of amusi