Amelia Roper: From Market Crash to Off-Broadway Smash

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It seems like nothing can embarrass the USA. Not electing a bright orange witch’s hat to President, not recurring mass gun violence, and not trashing the global financial markets. Still, that hasn’t stopped Australian-born, but very much Stateside local, the critically acclaimed Amelia Roper from squaring up and delivering some killer blows in her play

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The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man (Malthouse, Melbourne)

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The life of Joseph Merrick is a famous and well documented one. The late 19th Century medical phenomenon was a nervous, isolated man who lived with severe and continually developing deformities. He died of a dislocated neck as a result of his conditions. The best known theatrical adaptation of Merrick’s story was the 1979 Tony Award-winning

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You Are Not Alone theatre review (Malthouse, Melbourne)

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Where is the comedy in seeing a grown man dressed in shamefully inadequate female drag meeting a Craigslist hookup and refusing to acknowledge his failures, seated as he is at a depressing airport bar? Why is it compelling to believe the same adult masturbated onto double-packaged rockmelons at a supermarket? Why is it so terribly

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The Rapture theatre review (Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne)

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There in only one true ‘creator’ in the program for The Rapture. There are five performers involved in the production and countless other artists and contributors credited, only one of them will speak to us on stage. When she does, she informs us with no lack of certainty – that the ‘creator’ is she. Moira Finucane’s gothic appropriation of a

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