Ad Astra Creativity Pty Ltd has been offering some of the most exclusive artistic performances in the Brisbane area since 2000. We want you to join us this season and guarantee you will have the time of your life at our upcoming shows. Take a glance at our schedule to see what we have coming up, and be sure to get your tickets soon.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
20th March - 4th April
The Laramie Project is a verbatim play, about a community’s reaction to the murder of a gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming which was denounced as a hate crime.
Playwright: Moises Kaufmann
Director: Michelle Carey
Assistant Director: Elyse Castro
1st May - 16th May
Richard Derrington is twenty-eight and single. More single than he'd like to be. More single than he'd expected to be, and not coping well. Since Anna trashed him six months ago he's been trying to find his way again.
Zigzag Street covers six weeks of Richard's life in Brisbane's Red Hill. Six weeks of rumination, chaos, poor judgement, interpersonal clumsiness...and, eventually, hope.
Playwright: Nick Earls
Director: Mikayla Hosking
GOD OF CARNAGE
19th June - 4th July
Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The couples initially spar against each other, but then the men gang up on the women and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues. Reza’s play suggests that our civilized trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile.
Playwright: Yasmina Reza
Director: Jacqueline Kerr
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
14th August - 29th August
Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother's nagging and seeks escape in alcohol. Laura is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The crux of the action comes when Tom invites a young man of his acquaintance to take dinner with the family.
Playwright: Tennessee Williams
Director: Ros Johnson
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNELOCOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT THE MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTRE OF NEW YORK CITY
2nd October - 17th October
A foul-mouthed twenty-something comedian and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges…while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other, when all they really want to do is run away?
Playwright: Halley Feiffer
Director: Fiona Kennedy
JINGLE BELLS SUCKS BAUBLES
27th November - 12th December
2019 introduced us to Christmas in the share-house of Max, Dani, Jayden, Tristan and Andre. 2020 has been a big year for the housemates and their friends – see how things ended up in this new Christmas romp that will have many of the audience members agreeing that Christmas does indeed suck. It sucks baubles.
Playwrights: Jacqueline Kerr, Pierce Gordan and Lillian Dowdell
Director: Pierce Gordan