Morning Star: First Horn | Flight Path Theatre

Image by Kate Wooden

Hannah Arendt’s theory on the banality of evil has become part of the common vernacular when considering the darker side of humanity; the way the whispers of cruelty seep into people undetected until the unthinkable happens. In the two-part production Morning Star, a group of writers imagine the consequences of pernicious ideas infiltrating otherwise unremarkable narratives.

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Caldera 360° | Caldera Festival

After a very successful festival in 2018, the team behind Caldera Festival have returned with another unusual, immersive arts experience. This time Caldera 360° is entirely online with three performances and two installations to explore from within your own four walls.

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Lunch with Bernays | 180 Collective

Edward “Eddie” Bernays made a name for himself in the 20th century as the “father of public relations” by mastering the art of propaganda. As he nears the end of his life, an interview for a forthcoming biography of his wife sends Eddie deep into his memories and the ghosts of his past make their grievances known.

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Double Trouble | Endangered Productions

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Sebastian Bach are two of the most grand, well-known composers of the 18th century but they also had frivolous, comic sides. In Double Trouble, Endangered Productions brings together two short operas to laugh at some of the unchanged tropes of humour and human nature.

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The Woman in Black | Ensemble Theatre

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Mr Kipps has a story he must tell. It’s a story of horror and misery and death. He has recruited an actor to help him translate this story from his memories so he can finally explain to his family their history. Neither man is aware, however, of just how long the ghosts of Mr Kipps’s past will linger.

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Zombie Thoughts | National Theatre of Parramatta

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When life throws up choices, it can be difficult even for the best of us to choose the right path and overcome challenges. Add anxiety into the mix and every decision gets harder again. In Zombie Thoughts, the audience plays through the experience of living with anxiety with the characters of Sam and Pig as they attempt to defeat their biggest fears.

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The Cherry Orchard | Belvoir

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It has been six years since the cherry orchard witnessed the deaths of a father and son and now the matriarch has finally returned. But Ranevskaya brings back with her the family debts and denial. One of Anton Chekhov’s most beloved plays, the Cherry Orchard is charged with reconciliation, regret, and the unstoppable waves of change.

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Significant Other | New Theatre

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We are conditioned to want, or even expect, the fairytale romance culminating in marriage and a happily ever after with kids. Whether it’s romcoms, social norms, or capitalism, the pressure to fulfil these expectations is enormous. For some it’s a matter of casting off that narrative and seeking something else but what if you do want the fairytale and you just can’t get it?

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Yielding & Big Horn | Crying Chair Theatre

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Ageing is a great privilege for those who get the chance but that doesn’t make it easy. Ill health, loneliness, and loss of autonomy are just some of the difficult issues to navigate in old age. In this double bill from Crying Chair Theatre, two families face great changes and must reconcile their past years with those ahead.

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