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Buried Lives. "A Lie of the Mind" by Sam Shepard. Brink Productions [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2001-12)
The second and final Brink production for the year is also an American play. Sam Shepard’s "A Lie of the Mind" makes an interesting pair with the company’s co-production with State Theatre back in June. That was "Killer ...
Heart in the Highlands. Bob Dylan with Paul Kelly. Entertainment Centre. [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2001-04)
This time he blew in from the West. Still on the Neverending Tour, and back in Australia - three years on, and sixth time round - Bob Dylan has turned his Sisyphean treadmill into a victory lap.
Cabaret in May. "Adelaide Cabaret Festival". [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2001-06)
The recent "Adelaide Cabaret Festival" has been a curious event. The result has been a mixed menu of middle of the road favourites, jazzy morning melodies, an outing for the ASO, a few choice items from here and there and ...
The Cost of Living. "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller. State Theatre Company [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2004-09)
When Arthur Miller wrote "Death of a Salesman" in a six week rush in the spring of 1948 his ambition was to write a play about the tragic fall of an ordinary man. He called his protagonist ‘Loman’ just to underline the ...
The Sum of Curious Claims. "Proof" by David Auburn. State Theatre Company [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2003-09)
Things have moved very fast for David Auburn since his play "Proof" first opened in May 2000. Not only did it transfer successfully to Broadway but Auburn also picked up a number of prestigious awards including the Pulitzer ...
Combat Zone. "Third World Blues" by David Williamson. State Theatre Company [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2001-03)
For an artist to return to a finished work and then revise it, is rarely a simple matter. So when, in 1997, David Williamson went back to his 1972 script "Jugglers Three" and reworked it, he again raised interesting questions ...
Masked Mayhem on the Menu. 'Ristorante Immortale' by Floz Productions [review]
(The Australian, 2003-02-24)
The Ristorante Immortale is unlikely to get a listing in the Michelin Guide, or anywhere else for that matter. It has zany waiters, an accordion wielding cook, an endlessly hopeful owner and, it would seem, no customers ...
Stylistic Stew Serves Up Hilarious Camp. 'The Mystery of Irma Vep' by Charles Ludlam. State Theatre Company of South Australia [review]
(The Australian, 2003-05-16)
If you were to feed the plot lines of Wuthering Heights, The Wolf Man, The Mummy’s Curse and Rebecca into a blender and spin at high speed, the result might well be The Mystery of Irma Vep. This theatrical tour de force ...
Revelation. "Bare" by Toa Fraser. Madeleine Sami and Ian Hughes. [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2000-12)
Bare is an odd title for a stage work as richly arrayed as this. It is certainly unadorned - a two hander for actors who perform with minimal lighting and two chairs. But its language, narrative complexity and emotional ...
Remaining in Light. "David Byrne". Norwood Concert Hall [review]
(The Adelaide Review, 2005-03-04)
Talking Heads, as their name suggests, were very much a high concept band and, like other Seventies exponents of art pop such as Devo and Kraftwerk, their’s was a studied, highly theatrical persona. So it is not just ...