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The Swimming Club
In 1983, six young people experience the summer of
a lifetime on an idyllic Greek island. Flash-forward to
2009, these friends find themselves grappling with
middle-age and an indecipherable youth culture.
Will a group holiday on the same island revive their
love for life? Playhouse Theatre, March 27 - April 18,
Puppetry of the Penis
It's a simple concept but one that has become a
worldwide sensation; two men arranging their vital
parts into a range of not-so vital positions, (think
hamburger, windsurfer or wristwatch). If you haven't
seen this show already, it's time to embrace some
seriously below-the-belt humour.
Regal Theatre, March 12 - 13, ticketek.com.au.
The characters may speak
with a lazy southern drawl, but
there's nothing slow-paced
about Oklahoma! Experience
all the punch-ups, haystacks
and sweet romance of Rodg-
ers and Hammerstein's Broad-
way classic, performed with a
His Majesty's Theatre, March
16 - 20, bocsticketing.com.au.
The Shape of Things
When nerdy Adam falls in love with renegade
art student Evelyn, he is willing to do almost
anything to win her affections; including
sharpening his image to fit her uber-cool
expectations. Drawing on themes of seduc-
tion, cruelty and the creative process, Neil
LaBute's classic play questions the founda-
tions of love in a superficial society.
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, May 14
- 30, bocsticketing.com.au.
Mummy Loves You Betty Ann Jewel
re we destined to become our parents? The terrifying
rospect is explored in this one act play, about the
omplicated bond between a mother and daughter.
Watch the truth and treachery of their relationship
nfold as the two battle it out for supremacy.
he Blue Room, April 14 - May 1, blueroom.org.au
with jessica matthe
The Clean House
Matilde couldn't be more different from Lane,
the hyper-organised doctor who she works for
as a live-in maid. While Matilde is a cleaner
to get by, her life ambition is to concoct
the world's funniest joke. Watch as the two
characters unravel in this quirky, Pulitzer prize
nominated play directed by Black Swan's Kate
Cherry and starring Pia Miranda. Playhouse
Theatre, May 29 - June19,
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