Australian plays on stage - February 2014

5 Feb 2014

Selected highlights from across the country this month



by Daniel Keene

Presented by Sydney Theatre Company and State Theatre Company of SA
7 - 15 February
Sydney Theatre - Walsh Bay

Created from first-hand accounts, The Long Way Home reflects the experiences of Australian servicemen and women deployed on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor as well as humanitarian and disaster relief, and border protection.

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by Louis Nowra

Produced by La Boite Theatre Company
8 February - 8 March
Roundhouse Theatre - Kelvin Grove

 Young theatre director Lewis has just landed his first job straight out of university, staging a production of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte. The catch? The cast are patients from a mental institution, none of whom can speak Italian… or sing. Can this unlikely cohort, including an obsessive-compulsive, a manic depressive and a junkie, pull it off? Or will a patient with a penchant for pyromania spoil all the fun?

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