Astroman Tracing a year in the life of 13year-old Aboriginal boy Jiembra Djalu, Astroman is a whimsical, gently satirical and determinedly optimistic new work concerned with the capacity of the human spirit to overcome adversity, prejudice and habit. Crafted by Maori playwright Albert Belz, the play is set in Geelong, his characters inhabiting an archetypal Struggle Street, living on racial and socioeconomic margins, and looking for opportunity in the cracks. EAMONNKELLY
Arts Centre Melbourne. Fairfax Studio, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Tonight, 8pm. Tickets: $82-$110. Inquiries: 1300 182 183 or online. Until tomorrow.