(pictured below) brilliantly keeps changing form in Taylor Mac’s writing and Anthea Williams’s direction. It starts out like an absurdist farce, becomes at times a serious family drama, then feels like a madly gothic revenge tale. The script and performance are by turns outrageously funny and absorbingly real. Williams has a great cast that plays the shifts seamlessly. Mac, Williams and the cast explore the many issues of gender identity and socially determined roles. There are also issues of the impoverishment of the American middle class and of the effects of sending young men off to fight wars in foreign countries. The show is witty, clever and always intriguing. In Michael Hankin’s splendid set, glittering ribbons encasing the space suddenly fall away to expose one of the most attractively cluttered sets you could hope to see. Chances with Glass Chances with Glass honours the legacy of the Canberra sculptor, installation and glass artist Neil Roberts. It focuses on Roberts’s relationship with glass as an object, medium and signifier. Chances with Glass is cocurated by Roberts’s widow Barbara Campbell and Canberra Glassworks artistic director Jane Cush. Hyper Real Hyper Real charts the evolution of hyperrealism from the early 1970s through to the 21st century. It features 30 artists who create works that amplify humanity through sculptural, kinetic, biological, digital and virtual reality representations of the human body. Hyper Real presents major works from early American pioneers George Segal, John De Andrea and Duane Hanson, Australian artists Patricia Piccinini, Ron Mueck and Sam Jinks, and various other international artists. National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Pl E, Parkes, Canberra. Inquiries: (02) 6240 6411 or online. October 20-February 18.