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TRANSCENDENCE: Theatre Review

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 What: Transcendence When: 23 - 28 January 2023 Where: The Butterfly Club (Upstairs) Written and Directed by: Wayne Stellini Performed by: Kyle Cuthbert, Ivan Koetsveld, Anthony Pontonio, and Michael Robins Stage Managed by: Fulya Kantarmaci Michael Robins and Anthony Pontonio Midsumma Festival is here and Melbourne is full of fun and fabulous things to see and do which are all very glittery and outrageous. Underneath all the celebration and love though, lies a historic and still current narrative of pain and struggle for people to be accepted for who they are and to be allowed to speak/live their truths. Straddling both the pain and the glitter is a little play showing at The Butterfly Club called Transcendence . Transcendence , written by Wayne Stellini , is the story of a 15 year old young man who is facing perhaps the most critical moment of his life. It begins with a fairly normal and sweet scene between father, Robert, (Michael Robins) and son, William, ( Anthony Pontonio ). Th

MOTHERLOD_^E - Theatre Review

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 What: MOTHERLOD_^E When: 4 - 14th January 2023 Where: Theatre Works Created by: Matilda Gibbs, Belle Hansen, Amelia Newman Directed by: Belle Hansen Composition by: Jack Burmeister Performed by: Brandon Armstrong, Bugs Baschera, Jorje Bently, Xanthe Blaise, Gabriel Cali, Hattie Elliot, Matilda Gibbs, Anna Fujihara, Mila Lawson, Anna Louey, Isabella Patane, Nicola Pohl, Lila Summers-Dixon, and Liam Trumble Lighting by: Sidney Younger Cinematography by: Hannah Jennings Stage Managed by: Brigette Jennings Jorja Bently, Xanthe Blaise and Gabriel Cali - photo by Daniel Rabin 2023 kicks off with an entertaining bang in Frenzy Theatre's physical theatre creation  MOTHERLOD_^E being presented at Theatre Works . Are you an old school gamer? Did you move into ' The Sims ' neighbourhood? Are you still a resident now? Then buy your ticket and take the virtual/reality ride of the summer with  MOTHERLOD_^E. MOTHERLOD_^E is an amazingly authentic real-life version of 'The Sims'

MADWOMEN MONOLOGUES - Theatre Review

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 WHAT: Madwomen Monologues (2022) WHEN: 7 - 12 November 2022 WHERE: The Butterfly Club - Upstairs WRITTEN BY:  Claire Bowen, Bridgette Burton, Cerise de Gelder, Dana Leslie Goldstein, Dana Hall, Louise Hopewell, Alison Knight, Sharmini Kumar, Katrina Mathers, Jessica Rijs, Kate Rotherham, and Seon Williams DIRECTED BY: Nadia Andary,  Chris Boek, Natasha Boyd, Lore Burns,  Emma Drysdale, Gemma Flannery, Bruce Langdon, Lucy Norton, Adele Shelley, Patrick Slee,  Carl Whiteside, and Seon Williams PERFORMED BY:  Nadia Andary, Carolyn Dawes,  Gemma Flannery, Isabella Gilbert, Benji Groenewegen, El Kiley, Bridgette Kucher, Melanie Madrigali, Katrina Mathers, Tenielle Thompson, and Seon Williams Melanie Madrigali - Photo courtesy of Baggage Productions It has been 12 years since  Baggage Productions birthed the Madwomen Monologues  and despite all that has happened in that time (and hasn't there been a lot!) the concept and outcomes are still top notch. This year the Madwomen Monologues

IN THE HOUSE OF THE SUN - Theatre Review

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 WHAT: In The House Of The Sun WHEN: 18 - 22 October 2022 WHERE: Queen Victoria Women's Centre WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY: Rebecca Perich DIRECTED BY: Margaret Mills CHOREOGRAPHED BY: Jessica MacCallum Cruz Rebecca Perich I thought I knew a lot about Greek mythology. I have read both the Illiad and the Odyssey . I have read or seen most of the major Ancient Greek plays still trotting around the globe. I studied Antigone   and have written Athena . I know how choruses and masks work. I am an educated woman with a solid grounding in the literary classics. Or so I thought. Watching In The House Of The Sun last night I came to realise I know nothing. I know the words on all the pieces of paper but as is true of all Western history, I only know the stories as told by men. Inspired by Jennifer Saint's Ariadne , Rebecca Perich has decided to present a dance theatre ( tanztheatre ) experience of what life would have been like for Ariadne and all that she witnessed and experienced.