The State Theatre Company of South Australia launched its 2012 Season and promises a year of lies, unicorns, ballbreakers, motherhood, terrorists, ham, cannibalism and vibrators to celebrate its 40th year.
Full details available: www.statetheatrecompany.com.au
The Ham Funeral by Patrck White
Part vaudeville, part lyric poem, and part gothic drama, it now enjoys legendary status of one of the most intriguingly original plays in Australian theatre history.
February 25 – March 18 at The Odeon Theatre
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams evocation of loneliness and lost love, is one of his most powerful and moving plays. An unforgettable American classic.
May 4 – May 26 at The Dunstan Playhouse
Pinocchio – created by Rosemary Myers with writer Julianne O'Brien
Based on the classic story by Carlo Collodi and boldly retold as a witty, gothic, rocking, music theatre spectacular. A contemporary celebration of the 'whatever' generation.
Presented by State Theatre Company of South Australia and Windmill Theatre.
July 8 – July 29 at The Dunstan Playhouse
Top Girls by Caryl Churchill
An insightful commentary on bourgeois feminism, this bold and ingenious work offers one of theatre's most honest portraits of what it means to be a woman in the modern world.
August 17 – September 8 at The Dunstan Playhouse
Blasted by Sarah Kane
Not for the faint hearted but is for a reflective mind. When you leave the theatre, you won't be the same you were when you walked in.
October 5 – October 13 at The Space Theatre
Pornography by Simon Stephens
A stark and shattering play that follows seven different characters who share little besides their loneliness, over the first seven days of July.
October 18 – October 27 at The Space Theatre
In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl
Funny and touching. This is a stimulating new comedy about love, longing, science and invention – consolidating Sarah Ruhl's reputation as one of America's most imaginative and effervescent contemporary theatre playwrights.
November 3 – November 24 at The Dunstan Playhouse
War Mother – Education Show
Sixty minutes of intense scrutiny of humankind, motherhood, our relationship with power, the State, war, terrorism and repression.
May 30 – June 2 & June 4 to June 22 at The Space Theatre and Metro & Regional Tour