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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art, 140 Ge­orge Street, The Rocks, Syd­ney. Daily, 10am-5pm; un­til 9pm on Thurs­days. Ad­mis­sion free. In­quiries: (02) 9245 2400 or online. Un­til De­cem­ber 6. Soul of Fire Ac­tress Maxi Blaha por­trays early 20th-cen­tury Aus­trian paci­fist Bertha von Sut­tner in a play writ­ten by Su­sanne Wolf. The one-woman pro­duc­tion, which de­buted in the Aus­trian par­lia­ment and has since played Paris, Is­tan­bul, Oslo, the US, Canada and Ja­pan, fol­lows the avid paci­fist, who was the first woman to win the No­bel Peace Prize in 1906 for her novel Lay Down Your Arms. Soul on Fire mixes pas­sages from her books with episodes of her life. The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Can­berra. Opens Fri­day. Tick­ets: $25-$35. Book­ings: (02) 6247 1223. Un­til Oc­to­ber 4. The Wharf Re­vue Last week’s po­lit­i­cal coup could not be bet­ter fod­der for this no­to­ri­ous Syd­ney Theatre Com­pany satire show, writ­ten and per­formed by Jonathan Big­gins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott, that takes aim at cul­tural malaise and gov­ern­men­tal gaffes. The team is sure to put their spin on the po­lit­i­cal drama oc­cur­ring right around the cor­ner. Can­berra Theatre Cen­tre, Civic Square, Lon­don Cir­cuit. Ends tonight, 8pm. Tick­ets: $45-$65. Book­ings: (02) 6275 2700.

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