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THE MAKING OF SASHA FEIN BY ROB SELZER : A STAGED READING

‘The Making Of Sasha Fein’ by Rob Selzer

The next Second Stage reading by Moira Blumenthal Productions, a leading Jewish Theatre Company,  is Rob Selzer’s play  ‘The Making Of Sasha Fein’,. a stage adaptation of Anita Selzer’s novel ‘I am Sasha’.

For sixty years Sandy Fein has kept a secret, a secret he is determined will follow him to the grave. All that changes the day he buries his elderly mother and some of her old mementos threaten to expose the truth. At the same time, his grand-daughter, Aviva, persuades him to be part of her family-tree project and picks at the threads of his past as well as the strings of his heart. Continue reading THE MAKING OF SASHA FEIN BY ROB SELZER : A STAGED READING

GRIFFIN LAUNCHES ITS 2017 SEASON @ NATIONAL ART SCHOOL

All images by Ben Apfelbaum

Artistic Director Lee Lewis launched  Season 2017 at a well attended industry function held on Monday night at the Cell Block Theatre within the National Art School in Darlinghurst.

Three new plays by Australian playwrights will have their premieres.  Ross Mueller navigates the world of office  politics in A Strategic Plan, Declan Greene takes farce to new extremes in The Homosexuals and Michele Lee explores the different relationships that migrants of different generations and backgrounds have with Australia in Rice. 

The fourth Australian play will be a revival of one of the classics of the Australian theatre, Diving For Pearls, written by Katherine Thomson some twenty years ago with Darren Yap  directing and Ursula Yovich in the lead role.

Griffin will also feature a number of independent productions around its main season. Legendary cabaret  performer Robyn Archer will display her extraordinary talents bringing to life music from the classic cabaret repertoire.

Playwright David Williams will combine his talent for storytelling with his passion for football in Smurf in Wonderland  which explores the worlds of sport and tribalism.

For more information about the season and to subscribe visit the Griffin Theatre online at http://www.griffintheatre.com.au or call 93613817.

 

The Credaux Canvas @ The Reginald

Carmen Duncan delivers a memorable performance as
Carmen Duncan delivers a memorable performance as the elegant art dealer Tess

Sex. Lies. Art. How far would you go to achieve your dreams?

A blistering contemporary tale of love, twisted morals , deception and intrigue, Keith Bunin’s (The World Over, The Busy World  Is Hushed) THE CREDAUX CANVAS originally premiered in 2001.  This  excellent revival, directed by Ross McGregor,  blazes intimately forth from the Reginald at the Seymour Centre.

The play is in four scenes, somewhat cinematic in style, and features a biting, witty script. The work brings to mind other plays about the art world, Yasmina Reza’s Art and David Williamsons Up For Grabs?

Those of us who have been to art school are at home with the ‘art speak’ critique and analysis of paintings necessarily part of this show. Other theatre patrons may struggle a little. Continue reading The Credaux Canvas @ The Reginald