Saturday, April 09, 2005

Two Brothers - A Great New Hannie Rayson Play

Another Saturday afternoon play. This time Two Brothers by the Australian playwright Hannie Rayson - a Melbourne Theatre Company production at the Playhouse in the Melbourne Arts Centre. A great contemporary play about the Australian political response to refugees and the personal and political compromises made in the pursuit of power. A long play of some two and a half hours but the pace and interest is kept high in part through the innovative revolving staging A convincing performance by Gary McDonald as the thoroughly morally and ethically corrupt Minister for Home Security.

Walking back through the city with the unseasonable hot 30+ degrees, saw lots of people out enjoying this late burst of summer but oh the bloody awful ferris wheel sitting alongside Federation Square. Why?

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