La Boite Theatre Company has announced a bold season of works for 2014, including a landmark new production of Louis Nowra’s Cosi starring Jessica Marais, a world premiere of a play about alien abduction, and an adaptation by Lally Katz of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.
Artistic Director David Berthold said the season was characterised by great writing, joyous comedy, high adventure and twists on the familiar.
“It’s wonderful to have so many spirited Australian writers joining us: Lally Katz, Kathryn Marquet, Louis Nowra and Sven Swenson, especially when they are joined by Henrik Ibsen, Roald Dahl and two of the most refreshing contemporary playwrights from either side of the Atlantic – Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog and Olivier Award-winning Mike Bartlett,” said Mr Berthold.
“2014 is the tenth anniversary of our move to the Roundhouse Theatre at Kelvin Grove, which is a great reason for us to splash out and celebrate.”
“We’re looking forward to working with artists as diverse as Missy Higgins, Jessica Marais, James Stewart, Leticia Cáceres, Steven Mitchell Wright and Benjamin Schostakowski, and collaborating with inspiring partner organisations such as Melbourne Theatre Company, Brisbane Festival and shake & stir theatre co.”
A long-time collaborator of Louis Nowra, David Berthold will direct a blockbuster new production of Cosi starring Packed to the Rafters’ Jessica Marais and James Stewart, and a host of well-known Queensland actors.
After making its Australian premiere at the Melbourne Theatre Company and earning rave reviews in London and New York, Olivier Award-winning play Cock by Mike Bartlett comes to La Boite featuring an original score by Missy Higgins and directed by Leticia Cáceres.
Pale Blue Dot, a new comedy about alien abduction by Kathryn Marquet directed by David Berthold will make its world premiere, while Lally Katz will adapt Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in a co-production with Brisbane Festival in September.
Following the slimy silliness of Out Damn Snot, La Boite will team up with shake & stir once again for Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts – a show especially for children aged 5 to 12.
La Boite Indie also returns in 2014 for its largest ever season, showcasing seven of the most exciting plays in the Brisbane independent theatre scene including Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, Sven Swenson’s Angel Gear and Dangerfield Park, and Richard Jordan’s Machina.
For more information, visit: www.laboite.com.au for details.
Image: Pale Blue Dot