The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - John McCallum Troy Bram­ston

Grif­fin The­atre Com­pany, 13 Craigend Street, Dar­linghurst. Tonight, 7pm. Tick­ets: $25-$60. Book­ings: (02) 9332 1052 or on­line. Un­til June 16. Still Point Turn­ing Heather Mitchell is one of our great­est ac­tors and the per­for­mance she gives here, as the con­tro­ver­sial trans woman Cather­ine Mc­Gre­gor, is ex­traor­di­nar­ily rich and multi-lay­ered. She gives a mov­ing por­trayal of Mc­Gre­gor and her long and com­pli­cated path to­wards tran­si­tion. The play’s strength is its rev­e­la­tions of her per­sonal strug­gle. She ac­knowl­edges, in the parts of the script that are clearly based on Priscilla Jack­man’s in­ter­views, that in her early ca­reer when she was a man she ben­e­fited from the ad­van­tages that af­forded, and also that now, as a trans woman, she has come to un­der­stand the in­vis­i­bil­ity that older women ex­pe­ri­ence. Wharf The­atre, 4 Hick­son Road, Walsh Bay, Syd­ney. To­day, 2pm and 8pm. Tick­ets: $65-$75. Book­ings: (02) 9250 1777. 1968: Chang­ing Times 1968: Chang­ing Times, cu­rated by Guy Hansen and Grace Blakely-Car­roll, chron­i­cles 1968’s lead­ing per­son­al­i­ties, events and turn­ing points at home and abroad. It also pro­vides an in­sight into the de­vel­op­ment and con­struc­tion of the li­brary, which this year marks its 50th an­niver­sary. Na­tional Li­brary of Aus­tralia Parkes Place, Can­berra. In­quiries: (02) 6262 1111 or on­line. Un­til July 28.

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