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Theatre review: Girls Do Gertrude!

Dear Dad Doing Gertrude is a tough call, given the American writer’s famous idiosyncratic literary style and abstract expressions. But Cheyney Caddy and Yvonne Virsik, themselves rising monuments in Melbourne theatre, take on this monumental bid. As part of this year’s Midsumma Festival, Caddy and Virsik bring two of Gertrude Stein’s theatrical works, A Circular Play and …

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Review: Spring Awakening - A New Musical

Dear Dad I stepped from the wet foyer into Monash University’s Alexander Theatre on attendance night. Melbourne may be into the second month of spring but temperatures have remained stubbornly wintry and rains have been heavy and wild. Frank Wedekind’s 19th century German play, upon which the broadway musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik is based, explores issues around teenage sexuality and…