Brisbane’s La Boite has whipped up an exciting program for its 2019 season, which sees the return of Law’s celebrated debut play as well as a new work from Steven Oliver and a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
“For 94 years, La Boite has been at the forefront of new Australian theatre,” said Artistic Director Todd MacDonald. “We take risks, we work with emerging artists, we make relevant, exciting theatre that is distinctly out of the box.”
The season begins with the return of Michelle Law’s debut play Single Asian Female , a deftly comic look at the tensions between migrant mothers and second-generation daughters. It had its world premiere with La Boite in 2017 before enjoying a sold-out season at Belvoir St Theatre early this year. Original cast members Emily Burton, Patrick Jhanur, Courtney Stewart and Hsiao-Ling Tang reprise their roles for this return season.
Hsiao-Ling Tang in Single Asian Female. Photo © Dylan Evans
Then in May, La Boite presents a contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Julietfrom director Todd MacDonald, featuring guest star Lucas Stibbard. The company teams up again with an ensemble...