The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Alan Bris­senden

Set in the locker room of a Florida high school, Dry Land is Ruby Rae Spiegel’s top­i­cal play about fe­male friend­ship and abor­tion. The play por­trays the hopes and fears of two teenage girls and the bond be­tween them. Di­rected by Clau­dia Bar­rie ( Ben­gal Tiger at the Bagh­dad Zoo). The Kings Cross Theatre, 2/244248 Wil­liam Street, Syd­ney. Tonight, 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $25$35. Book­ings: (02) 9331 9900 or on­line. Un­til Au­gust 19. The Plant Sue (Sandy Gore, be­low left) at­tempts to fill the void left by her dead hus­band by sur­round­ing her­self with plants, al­though when you need some­one to talk to, plants aren’t the most con­ven­tional av­enue. She meets Clare (Michelle Lim David­son, be­low right), who is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a slew of bad luck. Clare thinks in­tel­li­gence, the po­ten­tial for an­other space race and the con­se­quences of en­coun­ter­ing alien life. ICC Syd­ney, 14 Dar­ling Drive. Tonight, 7pm. Tick­ets: $64.75$204.62. Book­ings: (02) 9215 7100 or on­line. Fake news and con­stant cam­era surveil­lance are part of the world we live in, and if com­put­ers were as ubiq­ui­tous in 1949, when Ge­orge Or­well pub­lished his novel Nine­teen Eighty-Four, he could well have in­cluded cy­ber­at­tacks on a grand scale as well. The hero, Win­ston Smith (Tom Con­roy), has re­bel­lious thoughts about the to­tal­i­tar­ian state in which he lives, hates its leader, Big Brother, and writes those thoughts in a jour­nal. He knows he will be dis­cov­ered even­tu­ally and “un­per­soned”: elim­i­nated. Can­berra Theatre Cen­tre, Lon­don Cir­cuit. To­day, 1.30pm and to­mor­row, 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $45$85. Book­ings: (02) 6275 2700. Blue Love The phys­i­cal theatre, film and dance piece Blue Love is a po­etic and satir­i­cal take on the cliches of pop cul­ture, ro­mance, cou­ple­dom and suburbia. Glenn and Rhonda Flune take the au­di­ence on a quest to find the per­fect re­la­tion­ship in a pro­duc­tion where TV soap opera meets art-house film. Can­berra Theatre Cen­tre, Lon­don Cir­cuit. Au­gust 16 and 17, 8pm. Tick­ets: $35-$55. Book­ings: (02) 6275 2700 or on­line.

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