Lady Liberty and the Donut Girl & Broken | Theatre Travels

The two plays paired for week two of No:Intermission at Chippen St Theatre are thematically linked around blossoming romances, hidden pasts, and the thrill of future possibilities. Two teens find a rocky but exciting new connection right before the college rush in Lady Liberty and the Donut Girl while another couple of pairings reach crisis point on the heels of tragic accidents in Broken.

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Table | White Box Theatre & Seymour Centre

Image by Danielle Lyonne

Six generations gathered around a weathered wooden table; their history, trauma, and stories carved into its surface. In Tanya Ronder’s Table, the Best family have survived abandonment, war, and leopard attacks, charted over decades, to explore the central forces of love and family.

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Shostakovich: through the lens of the string quartet | Flinders Quartet

Inspired by the gift of Wendy Lesser’s biography of Dmitri Shostakovich and his string quartets, Flinders Quartet again joined forces with Richard Piper to curate a selection of movements from these fifteen quartets to illuminate the shape and sound of the composer’s life and career. Referencing their previous collaboration of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Piper quotes the memoir comparing Shostakovich’s quartets to Shakespeare’s sonnets in their intimate emotion.

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Biloxi Blues | Castle Hill Players

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Image by Chris Lundie

Five young men are on their way to make heroes out of themselves as new American soldiers. They have their own goals and motivations for undergoing Army training but they share a fresh naivety about themselves and their place in the world. Biloxi Blues hints at a reconfiguration of American masculinity in a rapidly changing global landscape.

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Queenslander & Albumen | Theatre Travels

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Image by Kipp Lee

It’s the first week of No:Intermission, a new short theatre festival celebrating Australian work presented by Theatre Travels. The two opening pieces for the festival cover the murky interconnection of share houses and the sinister overlapping of photography and blood.

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Arachnid | Sotto Theatre Co

A limber baby wanders into the orbit of rage and cannot help but get caught up in the existential rhythm of the music. From here she will trace the projection of her adolescence and learn to barter in fear and sex. Sotto’s new monologue piece takes a sideways glance at Australiana, gender, and childhood.

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The Cripple of Inishmaan | Mad March Hare Theatre Co with Red Line Productions

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On a small island in Ireland, a young boy dreams of being a film star in Hollywood or at the very least not being called “Cripple” Billy anymore. When an opportunity to escape arrives, Billy takes full advantage, perhaps underestimating the full cost of leaving home.

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