Mini-Australian Theater Fest - June 6-27

Mini-Australian theater fest this June :
Australian Theatre Company's 'Double Feature' of two
Australian plays plus 'Works by Women
' free reading series


L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company offers a mini Australian theater festival, including a ' Double Feature' of two celebrated Australian plays that were made into movies and ATC's second annual free reading series - all over the course of 3-1/2 weeks.

Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell - A noir psychological thriller that is a theatrical jigsaw puzzle of parallel stories: two couples set out to betray their partners... a lover returns from the past... a husband doesn't answer the phone... and a neighbor is the prime suspect when a woman disappears. Winner of the Australian Writer's Guild's AWGIE Award for Best Stage Play.

• The U.S. premiere of Ruben Guthrie by Brendan Cowell - An affecting and darkly comic look at alcoholism and the impact of Australia's drinking culture. A heady cocktail of fizzy humor and touching revelation about a Sydney adman who spirals high, then crashes hard, it's the story not only of his battle with the bottle - but also of the city that won't let him put it down. Is it un-Australian to refuse a drink?

Works by Women Free Reading Series - Five Australian plays written and directed by women over the course of four Wednesdays in June . Enjoy free admission and Australian refreshments.

Speaking in Tongues - June 6  - June 27 :
Mondays at 8 p.m.: June 6 ( opening night), June 13, June 27
Tuesday  at 8 p.m.: June 21
Thursday at 8 p.m.: June 16
Fridays at 8 p.m.: June 10, June 24
Saturday at 4 p.m.: June 18
Saturdays at 8 p.m.: June 11, June 25
Sundays at 3 p.m.: June 12, June 26
Sunday at 7 p.m.: June 19

Ruben Guthrie - June 7
 - June 28 :
Monday at 8 p.m.: June 20
Tuesdays  at 8 p.m.: June 7 ( opening night), June 14, June 28
Thursdays at 8 p.m.: June 9, June 23
Friday at 8 p.m.: June 17
Saturdays at 4 p.m.: June 11, June 25
Saturday at 8 p.m.: June 18
Sunday at 3 p.m.: June 19
Sundays at 7 p.m.: June 12, June 26

Works by Women Free Reading Series - June 8
 - June 29 :
Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m.: Neighbourhood Watch by Lally Katz (When an unlikely friendship forms between a lost twenty-something and a Hungarian octogenarian, lessons are learned about the tragedies of war, loss and resilience)
Wednesday, June 15 at 8 p.m.: Jump for Jordan by Donna Abela (A Jordanian-Australian family struggles to find its way)
Wednesday, June 22 at 8 p.m.: Medea by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sark (An edgy, modern and clever Australian retelling of Euripides' tragedy) and Permission to Spin by Mary Rachel Brown (Absurd, funny and darkly thrilling - a kiddy pop star's work is being used to torture terrorists off shore)
Wednesday, June 29 at 8 p.m.: Anaconda by Sarah Doyle (A disturbing, touching and a fascinating insight into the underground culture of boarding school abuse).

Matrix Theatre
7657 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(west of Stanley Ave., between Fairfax and La Brea)

• One play: $34.99
• Two plays ("Double Feature"): $50
• Works by Women reading series: FREE

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Posted By Suzanne on May 05, 2016 12:08 pm | Permalink