Events

A Migrant’s Son

Theatre / θέατρο

A Fringe Festival Event

Direct from a sell-out Adelaide Cabaret Festival season, ‘A Migrant's Son’ explores one of the most colourful times in Australian history, the arrival of the Greeks! Brought to life through original compositions, live band and La La Land choir led by Carol Young, this unique and touching account is both hard-hitting and hilarious.

Written and performed by award winning cabaret artist Michaela Burger (‘Exposing Edith’), the show follows the story of a poor migrant, who defied all odds and rose above adversity. From deliveries for the family bakery at age seven to opal mines in Coober Pedy, his unrelenting determination to build a successful life is comical and dramatic.

Complete your night with a two course dinner and show package catered by The Greek Palace.

Date
7:00pm 22-24 Feb
Where
Burnside Ballroom 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore, SA, 5065
Bookings
https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix
Info
If you wish to be seated as a group please make 1 booking or contact info@michaelaburger.com to reserve your table of 10, 8 or 4

Orpheus

Theatre / θέατρο

Presented by Holden Street Theatres

The Flanagan Collective & Gobbledigook Theatre present an internationally award-winning modern retelling of an ancient myth.

Dave is single and turning 30. He’s stood at the bar. He spies her from across the bar - Eurydice, who is a tree nymph. And Bruce Springsteen is on the jukebox.

A tale of impossible, death-defying love told through hair-raising spoken word and soaring soul music.
The Flanagan Collective and Gobbledigook Theatre weave a world of dive bars, side streets, and ancient gods.

Orpheus is the brother production to Eurydice, also on at HST throughout Adelaide Fringe 2019

Date
12-24 Feb; 5-10 Mar: 8:30pm 16-17 & 23-24 Feb; 2-3, 9-10 & 16 Mar: 2:00pm
Where
The Sunken Garden
Tickets
Range from $25.00 - $20.00
Bookings
http://www.holdenstreettheatres.com/index.php/HST-Fringe-Programs/fringe-2019/orpheus

Eurydice

Theatre / θέατρο

Presented by Holden Street Theatres

Internationally award winning companies The Flanagan Collective and Gobbledigook Theatre present Eurydice, the sister production to their smash hit Orpheus.

Leni is 5 years old, holding a Superman costume for her first day at school. Eurydice is 5 years in to the rest of her life, with a bee tattoo on her wrist.

A story about making changes, taking leaps, and being a daily superhero.

The Flanagan Collective and Gobbledigook Theatre weave a world of day to day power and beauty and goddesses.

Orpheus was the WINNER of the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Best Theatre Award in 2018.

Date
14-17; 26-28 Feb 1 - 3; 12 - 16 Mar 8:30pm
Where
The Sunken Garden
Tickets
Range from $25.00 - $20.00
Bookings
http://www.holdenstreettheatres.com/index.php/HST-Fringe-Programs/fringe-2019/eurydice

Hydra Presented by State Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre in association with Adelaide Festival Centre

Theatre / θέατρο

Hydra

A decorated war correspondent and a talented young journalist meet, fall in love and set off on a global adventure, leaving scandal behind them in post-World War II Australia. It’s 1956 and Australia’s famous literary couple, George Johnston and Charmian Clift have moved to the Greek island of Hydra to focus their lives fully on their writing. Charmian, a burgeoning writing talent, creatively dominated by the tuberculosis ridden George, throws herself into this new community. Meanwhile, as George determinedly crafts what would become his Miles Franklin Award winning masterpiece, My Brother Jack, their marriage becomes increasingly strained and they discover that living in paradise has a price.

State Theatre Company favourite Sue Smith (Kryptonite, Machu Picchu, Brides of Christ) has crafted a sweeping tale told from the perspective of George and Charmian’s eldest son Martin. Hydra brings a soaring emotional tale of two extraordinary literary lives to the stage.

Date
8:00pm, 19 May
Where
Dunstan Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
Tickets
$40 Bass 13 12 46

Zeno’s Secret by Dr Edward Spence

Theatre / θέατρο

Presented by Festival Hellenika

Dr. Edward Spence (Hons, 1st Class) PhD (University of Sydney) Senior Lecturer (Ethics), School of Communication and Creative Industries

ZENO’S SECRET-stoic philosophy and the art of living

TALK, PLAY AND DISCUSSION

In the 3rd century BC Greek philosophers proposed ways of living a flourishing life for the attainment of happiness(eudaimonia) and tranquility (ataraxia). In this presentation Dr. Edward Spence examines the Stoics’ significance and relevance for the 21st century. His play ZENO’S SECRET explores dramatically their teaching on how to be happy in an unhappy world.

The presentation and play are followed by audience participation through discussion

Date
December 31, 2019
Where
St Basil’s Home (SA) 9 Winchester Street, St Peters
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