This Week in Queensland Theatre: August 9-15

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Further details on company websites

Opening:
April’s Fool by David Burton Dir Lewis Jones for Empire Theatre Projects Company (Oakey Cultural Centre)

Continuing:
The Secret Love Life of Ophelia by Steven Berkoff Dir Brenna-Lee Cooney at !Metro Arts
Boy Girl Wall for The Escapists, created and performed by Lucas Stibbard at !Metro Arts
I Love You Bro’ by Adam J Cass Dir David Berthold for La Boite Theatre at the Roundhouse (closes Sunday)


Review: Domestic Violence in the Chatroom – I Love You Bro’ at La Boite Theatre

I’ve often found myself using the caveat about something outrageous from real life … mostly behaviour … you know how it goes, ‘If they put that on stage, no one would believe it!’ Well, someone did. Adam J Cass, in fact. The writer of I Love You Bro‘ La Boite’s latest, directed by David Berthold takes the real-life extraordinary circumstances of a 14 year old from Manchester in the UK who conspired to kill himself.  He and his dupe, an online chat friend ‘MarkyMark’ were eventually arrested and charged with attempted murder and incitement to murder. Yes indeed, an unbelievable (almost) real story and another in the ‘troubled teen’ genre, one that’s absurd, tragic and hints at that bogeyman of the ‘dangerous web.’ I thought in passing as I left the building after the performance that La Boite could quite easily have sub-titled their 2010 season as ‘People behaving crazily at full stretch.’ It’s been one of those years at the Roundhouse so far. Continue reading Review: Domestic Violence in the Chatroom – I Love You Bro’ at La Boite Theatre

This Week in Queensland Theatre: 12-18 July

For more details check company websites

Opening:
Advanced Screening by Markwell Presents at Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, Wednesday.
I Love You Bro’ by  Adam J Cass Dir David Berthold for La Boite Theatre at the Roundhouse, Friday.  PS They are calling for tweet reviews of the show. You’ll need to follow them @LaBoiteTheatre first!

Continuing:
Tender by Nikki Bloom Dir Andrea Moor for !Metro Arts Independents 2010 at !Metro Arts
The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl Dir Kate Cherry Queensland Theatre Company, Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

Other:
Circa’s Term 3 Circus Training for adults and children commences on Monday 12.  Details on their Facebook page

Leon Cain’s daily videocasts of his rehearsals for the upcoming I Love You Bro’ are worth a look. Check them out on La Boite’s You Tube channel