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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 23rd 2009
MB INNER WEST COURIER, Thursday, July 23, 2009 25 Alive AliveStrap1 Dish 27 Gentlemen 26 GIG GUIDE 26 Actor Brendan Maclean (left) and director James Beach from the production Horrific Acts of Charity, the first in a new series at the New Theatre. Picture: DANNY AARONS ~PP299036 Satirising the Bono phenomenon WHAT: Horrific Acts for Charity WHEN: New Theatre, 542 King St, Newtown WHEN: Until Saturday COST: Tickets are $22 DETAILS: Bookings, 1300 306 776 or visit www.mca-tix.com.au. Omar Hamwi A play of horrific proportions will have its world premiere at the New Theatre in Newtown this week. Horrific Acts for Charity is the first play to head up the New Theatre's New Direction 2009 season. The season showcases five di- verse and contemporary plays over four weeks. ''The nature of Horrific Acts for Charity is basically several differ- ent acts where the characters play different roles,'' director James Beach said. ''The idea behind the play is that (following the Boxing Day, 2004, tsunami) a second tsunami hits a part of Asia. ''Australia then decides the best thing to do is hold another rock concert to help the victims.'' But the whole charitable enterprise gets subverted by self- interest. ''It's about getting involved in others' crises and how we end up thinking about ourselves,'' Beach said. ''We can make mistakes but end up profiting from it -- it's a satire.'' Beach said anyone that watches ABC's TV series The Chaser will enjoy this production. ''It takes a sarcastic and ironic look at things in global politics,'' he said. Beach said the production was created on a shoestring budget, and that worked in the cast and crew's favour. ''We had to use our creativity more than if we had a big budget,'' he said. ''We walked into the theatre and had to use bits and pieces of what we found. ''We had to really improvise.'' He also hinted that the play's writer Ben Ellis, who has been overseas, will return to Australia to watch one of the shows. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008) Trust. Consumers trust newspapers and consider them to be more reputable, credible, and informing than other media. The greater the consumers' trust in a media environment, the more likely they are to believe and rely on the messages. Place your advertising in a trusted environment. Contact your Inner West Courier advertising consultant for more information or call 9018 3500.
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