Published: Monday, 11 February 2019 11:24
Written by Lee-Ann Khoh
Thornton Wilder’s Our Town is a play that knows it’s a play. And Black Swan State Theatre Company’s production of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play knows it’s being performed in Australia in 2019, not the United States in 1938 (where it made its debut).
Our Town is set in the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire in the early 20th century. The first act takes place in 1901 and introduces us to various townsfolk, including the neighbouring Gibbs and Webb families. The second act jumps forward three years, where George Gibbs and Emily Webb, who have recently finished high school, are getting married. The third act, set nine years after the second, focuses on Emily after she dies giving birth to her and George’s second child.
But as I mentioned earlier, Our Town knows it’s not really in New Hampshire.
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Published: Friday, 08 February 2019 11:57
Written by admin3
This spectacular walkthrough experience for the whole family will run over the Opening Weekend of Perth Festival commencing tonight.
Boorna Waanginy : The Trees Speak attracted over 100,000 people to Kings Park in 2017, and it is expected that it will be a very popular event again this year.
This magical and spectacular work will see Kings Park transformed into a nocturnal wonderland, experienced through sight and sound, as the stories of the Noongar are told over six seasons of the year.
Art and technology will intersect as huge projectors will be used to change the beloved Kings Park scenery into a living canvas to showcase the changing landscape over the seasons and the biodiversity of our environment – with flowers blooming, flocks of birds descending , wetlands filling up and wild bushfires raging.
Noongar stories will be shared over 4 evenings this weekend and provide an excellent opportunity to learn about Western Australia’s diverse landscape and bio diversity from both the Noongar understanding of the land and the perspective of Western science.
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