This is a re-posting of my original Blog Posting Events in Theatre Australia. I have chosen to republish this under Bulletin Boards as it is the most frequently read forum. We still have far too many entries submitted without an accurate tagging of key search items such as Location. 2011-09-22 Updated to cover a section on To Post New or Re-use
From Bryn Coldrick. Thanks for coming Bryn!
Review: Macbeth & Julius Caesar (Upstart Theatre Company)
5 November 2012
I loved the simplicity and minimalism of these productions. Without elaborate sets and costumes, the focus is essentially on the text, the plot, the characters, the performance. And what a great space to put on shows like this.
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Set in 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-born Jewish man living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employment. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and, eventually, his wife Lucille, who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. This Multi-Tony Award Winning Musical is based on a true story and set to a stunning score by Jason Robert-Brown – “one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim”
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