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8 Play Opening Night

(Multiple Venues) : 14/2/19 - 31/10/19

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Eight Exclusive Opening Night Performances
Offered only to 8 Play Package holders, you can enjoy our exclusive Opening Night performances and join the cast and creatives at the post-performance parties. A $272 tax-deductible donation is included in the price of this package.


This package contains the following performances:

Death of a Salesman Thursday, 14 February, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Death of a Salesman

As the death-rattle of American optimism echoes through the land of the Free Market, travelling salesman Willy Loman loses himself in the halcyon haze of the past.

Once the king of the road, Willy is veering off it. Time was, he could sell anyone anything, and his reward was the whole package: wife, two sons, the car, the white picket fence. But now he's feeling his years. He's behind on the mortgage, he's sidelined by his wet-behind-the-ears boss, and the final straw is when his adult son Biff - once a sporting prodigy, now a directionless disappointment - lands on the doorstep, further loosening Willy's grip on the reality of his broken-down life.

Arthur Miller's towering classic is a timeless meditation on the human need to feel special, a withering commentary on capitalism, and a tragic portrait of a fallout between father and son.



Hydra Thursday, 14 March, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Hydra

The true love story of Charmian Clift, George Johnston and My Brother Jack
They were writers, dreamers and free spirits. In the 1950s, Australian authors Charmian Clift and George Johnston fled halfway across the world to the idyllic Greek island of Hydra, determined to carve out a bohemian living as artists.
As they revel in their picturesque community, far off the world’s literary map, inspiration for the great Australian work strikes. But a many-headed monster of jealousy, infidelity, illness and alcoholism also rises from the crystal blue waters of their sun-kissed island home.
Award-winning Sue Smith weaves the original writings of two of Australia’s literary icons into a moving relationship drama. She conjures the passion and intensity of the near mythical ‘King and Queen of Hydra’ as they follow their dream, only to end up in a Greek tragedy of their own making.



Barbara and the Camp Dogs Friday, 3 May, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Barbara and the Camp Dogs

A rock’n’roll family reunion that will break your heart and fill it with songs
Hitting the big time is tough when the only booking your kick-ass band can core is a pub gig. But the boisterous, bolshie Barbara and her rockers the Camp Dogs are in it for the long haul.
When a family tragedy beckons, Barbara and her sister (and fellow muso) René set off on a long and winding motorbike adventure from Sydney, through arwin, and finally to Katherine – where the bickering pair come face to face with some home truths.
Part madcap buddy comedy, part electrifying rock gig, and part clarion call against the taint of inequality, this effervescent play with songs sold out its original season at Sydney’s Belvoir. Now it’s set to charm the pants off Brisbane.



City of Gold Thursday, 4 July, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
City of Gold

A battle cry from the front line of Australian identity
All Breythe ever wanted was to be an actor, but this isn’t how he imagined his first big television gig – as a young Aboriginal man, being the face of a disastrous misfire of an advertisement that will get him roasted by his mob.
When a messenger bird suddenly brings Breythe tragic tidings from his family, it spurs him on a journey of grief and duty. Returning home to Kalgoorlie, he is thrust headlong into family conflict and the reality of what it means to be an Indigenous youth in today’s Australia.
Rising star Meyne Wyatt’s debut play is as riveting and unflinchingly honest as his stage presence. Urgent, wryly funny and politically incendiary, City of Gold is a call for change that will sound out for years to come.



Storm Boy Wednesday, 31 July, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Storm Boy

The beloved Australian novel given delightful new stage life
Young Storm Boy lives a simple yet free life on the coastal wilds of the South Australian Coorong, combing the beaches with his reclusive father, Hideaway Tom.
During a long summer, he makes two friends who will shepherd him from childhood into adulthood: the jester Fingerbone Bill, who teaches him about his country; and Mr Percival, an orphaned pelican who prepares Storm Boy for the wider world with a poignant lesson about love, loss and letting go.
This landmark new production of Colin Thiele’s cherished yet bittersweet coming-of-age story brings together the creative forces behind Jasper Jones and The Wider Earth. It will touch the hearts of young and old with its masterful puppetry and boundless imagination.



L'Appartement Thursday, 8 August, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
L'Appartement

A comedy that asks if good intentions are the ultimate crime of the middle class
It’s a dream holiday for Aussie couple Meg and Rooster – a decadent getaway in Paris in a swanky Airbnb, with fine wine, lavish food, and best of all, no three year old twins in tow – a chance for these parents to look after themselves, kick back and reconnect.
But when they pick up the keys from their departing hosts – an achingly cool, overachieving young French couple – all it takes is 15 minutes for the trip to be derailed. And when they crack open a mysterious package that arrives on the doorstep, it throws up the biggest ethical dilemma they’ve ever faced.
Razor-sharp and whip-smart, this edgy new comedy marks the directorial debut of one Australia’s most accomplished storytellers, Joanna Murray-Smith.



Fangirls Thursday, 12 September, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Fangirls

The new musical comedy about a poorly understood force of nature
Meet Edna: She’s 14, chronically awkward, and everyone thinks she’s a serial liar. But none of this will matter when her REAL life starts. With Harry. There’s just one problem, Harry is in True Connection - the world’s biggest boyband.
When True Connection announce a tour stop in Edna’s city, she realises that this is her one chance to meet Harry and convince him of their destiny. But just how far is she prepared to go in the name of love? Edna takes her obsession to unforeseen heights in this thrilling and hilarious musical comedy about first love, fan culture, and the danger of underestimating teenage girls.
This world premiere by gifted young comedian, singer and playwright Yve Blake is stacked with insanely catchy numbers that will take you straight back to your first crush and make you feel ALL THE FEELS.



Antigone Thursday, 31 October, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Antigone

The epic argument rages on
A great city has been torn apart by a civil war between two brothers. In the aftermath, both lie dead – one hailed as a hero and lying in state, the other condemned as a traitor and dumped in a carrion pile. From the ashes of their conflict rises a dystopian state under a new leader – a career politician who rose to power by dint of her ruthlessness.
Grieving and heartbroken, their sister Antigone challenges the leader for the right to bury and mourn her dead brother with dignity, sparking a furious act of rebellion that will shake the city to its foundations.
In this lyrical adaptation of Sophocles’ timeless tragedy, award-winning Brisbane playwright Merlynn Tong adds an urgent modern twist, reuniting Christen O’Leary and Jessica Tovey after their triumphant pairing in Twelfth Night.