An achingly slow ceiling fan stirs trouble into the pea-soup air of a musty, humid summer on Elysian Fields, the allegorical destination of Blanche Dubois (Bridie Carter) – Elysian, referencing the land of the dead. Dubois’ ‘desires’ apparently lead her right there as she arrives destitute at her sister Stella’s (Ngoc Phan) home, seeking sanctuary… Read more.
Belvoir Theatre this week announced its season for 2014 and here are our picks from their sensational line up of plays for the new year. From humble origins Belvoir has grown to be a part of the national professional theatre scene and is often custodian of the zeitgeist, producing material bold in its vision and… Read more.
A truly great play, is a delicate and fragile thing. The luminaries who write them come once in a generation – if we're lucky. Somehow their words manage to capture something – some spirit or expression previously unspoken and so they enter the public lexicon. Their work achieves the heady title of masterpiece in collective gratitude… Read more.
LA BOITE MAINSTAGE 2013 The red carpet was rolled out, the wine was flowing, the music was crooning, with Brisbane theatre community enjoying a relaxing early evening soiree on the lawn outside La Boite headquarters Roundhouse Theatre. Then with the atmospherics of theatre smoke and lightning, we had to look up and over the rainbow… Read more.
In 1944 a young Tennessee Williams rose to fame with his breakthrough play: The Glass Menagerie. Williams is now considered one of the most influential and pre-eminent playwrights of the twentieth century and The Glass Menagerie: an American classic. It is said that for Tennessee Williams, “everything in his life is in his plays, and… Read more.
State Theatre Company of South Australia is in production for the Tennessee Williams classic, The Glass Menagerie due to open this week. The season will include the first of STCSA’s Red Carpet events for 2012, offering a unique performance experience for theatregoers in their 20s and 30s. Red Carpet is unlike any other program offered… Read more.