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The Society A group of devoted coffee
drinkers are left reeling by the discovery of
a used tea bag in their midst. This quirky
Norwegian comedy contrasts amusing
dance and musical sequences with a more
serious examination of elitism, patriotism and
racism. Octagon Theatre, February 18 - 22,
COLIN LANE Comedian Colin Lane reck-
ons he doesn't "get" pop-music. So he's going to
make fun of it instead in this, his first solo outing
since the demise of Lano and Woodley. Covering
everything from the Eagle Rock to Michael Jackson
-- this singing, dancing, satirising show is sure to be
a side-splitting experience. Fremantle Arts Centre,
December 9 - 13, heatseeker.com.au.
LIFE AND FATE Set in 1943, this engrossing family drama unfurls against a backdrop of political
unrest in the Soviet Union. Based on the novel by Vasily Grossman -- originally banned in the Soviet
Union for its depiction of communism -- this production (in Russian with surtitles) is brought to life by the
internationally acclaimed Maly Drama Theatre. His Majesty's Theatre, February 18 - 23, perthfestival.com.au.
LOVE ME TENDER Raunch culture, domestic
dreaming and the Black Saturday bushfires inform
this play by emerging Australian writer Tom
Holloway. The tragic tale of a father and daughter
with dreams of modern life provides a confronting
look at contemporary Australia. Perth Institute of
Contemporary Arts, February 24 - March 6, pica.org.au.
Storytelling is flipped on its head in this
contemporary fantasy about six fictional characters
in search of an author. Following a critically
acclaimed run on London's West End, this modern
adaption of Pirandello's classic text is a reflection on
today's media-obsessed society. Octagon Theatre,
February 6 - 11, bocsticketing.com.au.
IN SEARCH OF
GRACE Based on the acclaimed novel by Robert Drewe, Grace is an epic play about a young wom-
an who finds herself pursued by a stalker. With her life in tatters, she moves from Sydney to the Kimber-
ley in a desperate bid to escape him. A gripping tale that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Victoria Hall, February 13 - March 7, deckchairtheatre.com.au.
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