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CAGE : DARK DRAMA AT 505 FOR FRESHWORKS SEASON

CAGE is a well written, dark and intense piece by up and coming playwright Jordan Shea. It focuses on three young Australian tourists visiting Thailand for very different reasons, and the dreadful consequences of a drunken spree one night. What happens when they take it too far in someone else’s country where the rules are very different – can they survive? Continue reading CAGE : DARK DRAMA AT 505 FOR FRESHWORKS SEASON

THE SHAPE OF THINGS @ KINGS CROSS HOTEL

Left to right- Tina Jackson, Luke Holmes, Claudia Coy and James Manera in THE SHAPE OF THINGS
Left to right- Tina Jackson, Luke Holmes, Claudia Coy and James Manera in THE SHAPE OF THINGS

THE SHAPE OF THINGS by Neil LaBute is a modern classic. It is on the HSC syllabus, was made into a successful film in 2003 and was most recently revived in London in 2013. The current JST production, as part of the Sydney Fringe, is not intimated by the play’s pedigree. This is a back to basics production which takes a closer look at the personal dynamics and cruelties at the heart of the piece in an entertaining and engaging way.

Adam and Evelyn meet in tricky circumstances in a small college town museum. She, a visual arts student, objects to the figleaf over the ‘grapes’ of a classic statue. He, a part-time security guard and English major, approaches her with concern about the spray can she has in her hand. She is caustic and opinionated; he is diffident and somewhat blank. Continue reading THE SHAPE OF THINGS @ KINGS CROSS HOTEL