Women, Power & Culture - Then and Now at the New Theater
is a hard night's political theater. This is a series of short works by different writers and directors, giving the large cast a chance to show their acting skills. Saturday's night's performance had more laughs and so was less work for the audience than Friday night (the show changes from night to night).
The highlight for me was "The Stockwoman" by Kathryn Yuen, directed by Susannah Thompson, with Richard Hilliar as "The Drover" (having a powerful stage presence reminding me of a young Noah Taylor) and Thea Perkins as The Drover's Boy. This is Brokeback Mountain but with issues of racial prejudice.
Women, Power & Culture - Then and Now runs until 5 November 2011 at the New Theater in Newtown, Sydney.