Darlinghurst Theatre Company's 2018 Season Announced

Darlinghurst Theatre Company's 2018 Season AnnouncedDarlinghurst Theatre Company has just announced its 2018 season.

Executive Producer Glenn Terry comments, "2018 is Darlinghurst Theatre Company's 25th year and what an incredible journey it has been. When I started Darlinghurst Theatre Company, the idea was simple. It began with a question; how do you create a sustainable professional theatre company where artists can stage the stories they want to tell? From our early beginnings at the Wayside Chapel Theatre, it was at the Eternity Playhouse that Darlinghurst Theatre Company finally arrived. In 2015 we became a fully-fledged professional theatre company and developed a unique model for supporting independent artists work."

"In our 2018 season we continue our 25 year commitment to new Australian writing and the LGBTQIA+ community. We celebrate equality, equal opportunity and fair pay. We are proud to achieve gender parity in the employment of artists including playwrights, directors and performers."

"This season embodies Darlinghurst Theatre Company's drive and commitment to artists and our community. It is brimful of passionate explorations of our world and our artists have responded to current issues facing Australians now, including: asylum seekers, immigration, racism, same-sex relationships and religion."

"In 2018 we are partnering with Playwrighting Australia to host the 2018 National Playwrights Festival, and with Women in Theatre and Screen (WITS) to present the 2018 Festival Fatale. The Shalom Institute returns for the third consecutive year with the Australian Premiere of a TimoThy Daly play, and we partner with our friends at Milk Crate theatre for their site-specific work in Redfern."

I am incredibly proud to reveal our 2018 Season."

An Act of God by David Javerbaum
Director: Richard Carroll & Mitchell Butel
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
2 Feb - 25 Feb

A wickedly clever comedy from the creator of, well, everything.

An Act of God is a wickedly intelligent, hilariously satiric conversation with God, who has chosen to inhabit the body of much loved Sydney theatre performer Mitchell Butel. Having grown weary of the Ten Commandments, God has come to correct mankind's dire misconceptions about His teachings and deliver a radical re-write.

David Javerbaum is a 13 time Emmy Award winning comedy writer.

An Australian Premiere | For more info click here.

The Sound of Waiting by Mary Anne Butler
Director: Suzanne Pereira
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
31 March - 22 April

A story about hope and survival that cuts straight to the heart.

Written in response to Tony Abbott's infamous comment, "Jesus knew there was a place for everything, and it's not everyone's place to come to Australia." The Sound of Waiting is a powerful poetic allegory for our times, exploring displacement, resilience and hope in a world that has closed its doors on humanity.

Mary Anne Butler is a multi-award winning writer from the Northern Territory. Her play Broken won the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Literature and Drama.

A Sydney Premiere | For more info click here.

Molière's The Hypochondriac
In a new version by Hilary Bell
Director: Jo Turner
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
9 Jun - 1 July

An irreverent and delicious farce where the old world meets the new.

Hilary Bell adapts Molière's classic satire for contemporary Australian audiences. The Hypochondriac critiques a society of overdiagnosis and over-prescription that has us clamouring for short-cut fixes and pharmaceuticals.

A World Premiere | For more info click here.

Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein
Director: Stephen Colyer
Musical Director: Phil Scott
Featuring: Simon Corfield
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
29 July - 26 August

All good things come in threes.
A heart felt revival of Harvey Fierstein's classic play with music.

Funny and poignant, Harvey Feinstein's intensely personal collection of three plays chronicles a Jewish New York drag-queen's quest for love, respect and a life of which he can be proud. In celebration of Darlinghurst Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary we reprise one of our all-time hit productions.

For more information click here.

Maggie Stone by Caleb Lewis
Director: Sandra Eldridge
Featuring: Eliza Logan
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
28 Sep - 21 Oct

An honest portrait of modern Australia.

Meet Maggie Stone, the hard-hearted face of Australia's belligerents. She's a rude, prickly, fifty-something small loans officer who doesn't owe the world a thing. Described by The Australian as "astutely incisive and often bitterly funny," audiences will find the inherently flawed Maggie Stone frightfully familiar.

A Sydney premiere |For more info click here.

Love by Patricia Cornelius
Director: Rachel Chant
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
16 Nov - 9 Dec

An unapologetic, passionate and searing exploration of love.
Tanya, Annie and Lorenzo desperately seek love in a loveless world. Shackled by grinding poverty and substance abuse they're difficult to like, let alone love. They've been abused, they're abusive, but it is love in all its distorted and mutated forms that holds them together.

Winner of the 2004 Wal Cherry Award for Play of the Year and a 2006 Awgie Award for stage.

A Sydney mainstage premiere | For more info click here.

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