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The Shifting Heart: Gripping and Intimate

Dina Panozzo and Tony Poli as Momma and Poppa Bianchi

Operatic in its emotions , searingly intense , this is a gripping intimate production of Richard Benyon’s play that under Kim Hardwick’s direction glows. THE SHIFTING HEART is set in Collingwood in Melbourne at Christmas time 1956, and while it could be regarded as a period piece is still extremely relevant today . It is an analysis of racism and its victims , of how migrants/refugees are viewed as ‘other ‘ .There is the haunting sense of displacement yet also a longing to belong and be accepted.

Hardwicks production is compelling and dynamic and she has a strong , splendid cast . Continue reading The Shifting Heart: Gripping and Intimate

The Plot @ The Greek Theatre

Inset Pic- Julie Hudspeth, Nicholas Papademetriou, Dina Panozzo, Michael Kotsoholis and Dina Gillespie. Featured Pic- Maggie Blinco. Pics by Mark Micaleff Photography
Inset Pic- Julie Hudspeth, Nicholas Papademetriou, Dina Panozzo, Michael Kotsoholis and Dina Gillespie. Featured Pic- Maggie Blinco. Pics by Mark Micaleff Photography

In her new play THE PLOT, Greek playwright Evdokia Katahanas’ follows the  challenging journey of nursing home manager, Lily.

By the close of Katahanas’ play I had all the empathy in the world for Lily, who director Sophie Kelly so poetically described as being, ‘the rib cage protecting her patients’ .

What a tough gig she has! On one hand she has all the dramas involved in caring for her many and often difficult patients. On the other hand, she has to contend with the demands of corrupt, cantankerous, insensitive managers.

Dina Panozzo, one of our finest actresses, delivers a very touching portrait of Lily’s ‘heroic’ journey.  Continue reading The Plot @ The Greek Theatre