abstract concept. Time forms the basis of his practice. It is his life’s work. It may be, in fact, an obsession. The show is the first major retrospective of Miyajima’s practice in this country and includes a 35-work cross-section from across his 40-year career. Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, Sydney. Fri-Wed, 10am-5pm; Thurs, 10am-9pm. Admission: $12-$22. Inquiries: (02) 9245 2400. Until March. Out of Hand: Materialising the Postdigital This exhibition explores the increasingly important role of digital manufacture in contemporary art, science, fashion design and architecture. It features works by more than 60 artists, designers and architects from across the Speed-the-Plow David Mamet’s exploration of American business life and the odd ambivalence of the male relationships that sustain it moves here from the world of real estate ( Glengarry Glen Ross) to Hollywood. Two producers, played by Damon Herriman and Lachy Hulme, struggling to make it big in a film studio, are about to pitch a commercial movie to their boss when their temporary secretary (Rose Byrne) challenges one of them to pitch a serious film instead. The trouble with this revival is that the central conflict is now neither new nor particularly convincing. There is savage comedy and good performances but it is hard to understand why this play needed to be revived. Sydney Theatre Company, Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay. Today, 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: $84-$116. Bookings: (02) 9250 1777 or online. Duration: 1hr 35min, no interval. Until December 17. A Flea in Her Ear Here is a modern adaptation by Andrew Upton of Georges Feydeau’s 1907 play that replaces the scandal of mere adultery with something outrageous enough to serve in these more decadent times. Simon Phillips directs it with a feeling for the inexorable logic that underlies the absurdity of it all, and a splendidly choreographed cascade of stage business, full of doors, staircases, secret cupboards and pratfalls. We watch the characters’ wily plans, secret desires and outraged reactions all lead to chaos. There’s a selfawareness in this Sydney Theatre Company production that almost ruins the logic but ends up working as an extra layer. This is a work that exploits the constant surprise of human folly. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Today, 2pm and 8pm. Tickets: $78-$104. Bookings: (02) 9250 1777. Until December 17.