10 Shows You Must See @ Anywhere Theatre Festival, Part 2

Last week I published the first half of the list of 10 (really 12) shows that I'm most excited for in the upcoming Anywhere Theatre Festival. The festival starts this upcoming Thursday and runs until Sunday the 24th of May. 

5. The Fever by Wallace Shawn

Presented by A to Z Theatre

 “A man wakes up in a poor country gripped by fever. Between the developed and developing worlds, between the global and the local, between privilege and revolution, he tells us the most intimate memories of his life. He questions everything about the world and his place in it, and is transformed forever.”  The Fever does have is a supremely talented team, a brilliant solo performer in Zac Boulton and a great venue. And that's what Anywhere is all about. Exhibiting great local talent in venues that would never be hosts to theatre unless it was a part of this festival.  For more information on The Fever, check out  http://anywherefest.com/buy-tickets/the-fever/

“A man wakes up in a poor country gripped by fever. Between the developed and developing worlds, between the global and the local, between privilege and revolution, he tells us the most intimate memories of his life. He questions everything about the world and his place in it, and is transformed forever.”

The Fever does have is a supremely talented team, a brilliant solo performer in Zac Boulton and a great venue. And that's what Anywhere is all about. Exhibiting great local talent in venues that would never be hosts to theatre unless it was a part of this festival.

For more information on The Fever, check out http://anywherefest.com/buy-tickets/the-fever/

4. Into The Dark

Presented by DeepBlue Orchestra

 Into the Dark is a unique sensory experience which will blow your mind. In recent times The Deep Blue Orchestra has presented a series of experimental works, called  Blueprints  and Into the Dark is the latest piece programmed as a part of that regime. Audience members are blindfolded and lead into the Shri Yoga Studio in Teneriffe and are encountered by the Deep Blue Orchestra's incredible performance. I have heard a lot about this show that makes me very excited as an audience member, and I hope that It excites you too.  To check out this immersive sensory experience, check out  http://anywherefest.com/buy-tickets/into-the-dark/

Into the Dark is a unique sensory experience which will blow your mind. In recent times The Deep Blue Orchestra has presented a series of experimental works, called Blueprints and Into the Dark is the latest piece programmed as a part of that regime. Audience members are blindfolded and lead into the Shri Yoga Studio in Teneriffe and are encountered by the Deep Blue Orchestra's incredible performance. I have heard a lot about this show that makes me very excited as an audience member, and I hope that It excites you too.

To check out this immersive sensory experience, check out http://anywherefest.com/buy-tickets/into-the-dark/

3. The Reality Event

Presented by The Suicide Ensemble

 Two shows. Suicide and Game. The idea of this sort of double-billing is interesting enough in itself to garner my attention. An immensely ambitious project by The Suicide Ensemble, The Reality Event is an interactive theatrical experience like none that I have experienced before. The show is entirely defined by the audience interaction in the piece, meaning no two shows are the same. Doing so brings about a great level of risk, but risk is what leads to innovation and success. Will The Reality Event amaze? Or will it leave us wanting? I don't know the answer to this question, but I'm sure as hell excited to find out.  Get your tickets for this exciting double-bill at  http://anywherefest.com/buy-tickets/the-reality-event/

Two shows. Suicide and Game. The idea of this sort of double-billing is interesting enough in itself to garner my attention. An immensely ambitious project by The Suicide Ensemble, The Reality Event is an interactive theatrical experience like none that I have experienced before. The show is entirely defined by the audience interaction in the piece, meaning no two shows are the same. Doing so brings about a great level of risk, but risk is what leads to innovation and success. Will The Reality Event amaze? Or will it leave us wanting? I don't know the answer to this question, but I'm sure as hell excited to find out.

Get your tickets for this exciting double-bill at http://anywherefest.com/buy-tickets/the-reality-event/

2. Being Jesus

Presented by Delirium Comedy Group

 Delirium Comedy Group's new work, Being Jesus is a show that I have heard a lot about. I can't go onto Facebook without seeing someone talking about the show. There is a lot of hype surrounding Being Jesus, and I am confident that they will live up to expectations.  Staged at the Boundary Hotel, Being Jesus is set at the birthday party of Jesus Christ, an event where the entire, discordant holy family is in attendance. If the comedic possibilities of this scenario don't excite you already, then this show is not for you (but it sure as hell is for me).  I went through uni with Adam, Chris and Michael from Delirium and they do not disappoint when it comes to putting on a show, especially if there's an opportunity to throw in some of their trademark dark humour.      Take a peek at all things Being Jesus at  http://anywherefest.com/buy-tickets/being-jesus/ . Also, check out their promo video at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrTeVBaVCeA

Delirium Comedy Group's new work, Being Jesus is a show that I have heard a lot about. I can't go onto Facebook without seeing someone talking about the show. There is a lot of hype surrounding Being Jesus, and I am confident that they will live up to expectations.

Staged at the Boundary Hotel, Being Jesus is set at the birthday party of Jesus Christ, an event where the entire, discordant holy family is in attendance. If the comedic possibilities of this scenario don't excite you already, then this show is not for you (but it sure as hell is for me).

I went through uni with Adam, Chris and Michael from Delirium and they do not disappoint when it comes to putting on a show, especially if there's an opportunity to throw in some of their trademark dark humour.    

Take a peek at all things Being Jesus at http://anywherefest.com/buy-tickets/being-jesus/. Also, check out their promo video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrTeVBaVCeA

 

1. Awesome Ocean Party

 “Your half-human/half-octopus host invites you into the depths of her three hearts: a peculiar world where nothing is quite what it seems...”  Awesome. Ocean. Party.   Awesome Ocean Party is one of those shows that you just immediately go “I have to see this.” Set at Musgrave Park Pool, this show is a magnificantly attractive concept featuring original music by Nathan Stoneham (Underground & Dokbokki Box) and solo performance from Giema Contini, Awesome Ocean Party is a must see.  Book your tickets to Awesome Ocean Party at  http://anywherefest.com/buy-tickets/awesome-ocean-party/

“Your half-human/half-octopus host invites you into the depths of her three hearts: a peculiar world where nothing is quite what it seems...”

Awesome. Ocean. Party. 

Awesome Ocean Party is one of those shows that you just immediately go “I have to see this.” Set at Musgrave Park Pool, this show is a magnificantly attractive concept featuring original music by Nathan Stoneham (Underground & Dokbokki Box) and solo performance from Giema Contini, Awesome Ocean Party is a must see.

Book your tickets to Awesome Ocean Party at http://anywherefest.com/buy-tickets/awesome-ocean-party/

Special Mention: Collective Markets

 I quite enjoy the idea of this. Incorporating the South Bank Markets with Anywhere Theatre Festival. A festival like Anywhere is expanding every year, and becoming a bigger part of Brisbane's arts culture, but bringing events like these into Anywhere Theatre Festival expand Brisbane's arts culture into the general public. Arts events expanding into more events like these is a (albeit small) step towards establishing the cultural identity of Brisbane.  Check it out at   http://anywherefest.com/buy-tickets/collective-markets/

I quite enjoy the idea of this. Incorporating the South Bank Markets with Anywhere Theatre Festival. A festival like Anywhere is expanding every year, and becoming a bigger part of Brisbane's arts culture, but bringing events like these into Anywhere Theatre Festival expand Brisbane's arts culture into the general public. Arts events expanding into more events like these is a (albeit small) step towards establishing the cultural identity of Brisbane.

Check it out at http://anywherefest.com/buy-tickets/collective-markets/