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A Show You’ve Probably Seen Before: SUDS’ Between Two Waves

A white male of above average intelligence attempts to impose important truths on the world through convoluted conversations with his straight-laced alternative girlfriend and his well-adjusted but perhaps emotionally stunted best friend, all the while battling mental deterioration. Add the heavy-handed metaphor of a climatologist with anxiety disorder and you’ve got a show you’ve probably…

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Ringing the Alarm Bells: SUDS’ Between Two Waves

Writer Ian Meadows wants us to know we’re all going to die. Between Two Waves, directed by Jack Ballhausen for SUDS, rings all the alarm bells, and in all the right ways. In this production, climate change and personal drama collide in a flurry of frustration and tension. Angela Colins and Kurt Dilweg A: Charlie Falkner…

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Tuesday (on a Wednesday)

(Eds note: This review contains brief, aesthetic criticism of a representation of self-harm.) Student theatre necessitates a degree of innovation. Tight budgets, a lack of resources and a limitation on available spaces creates a perfect breeding ground for invention. However, even when actors and directors are forced into back rooms, cafés, street corners, or Studio…

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SUDS: When Good Men Do Nothing

“I’m a good person. Isn’t that enough?” Falling neatly into place in a SUDS summer season of innovation and experiment, When Good Men Do Nothing made me very uncomfortable. It also made me laugh. Sophia Roberts and Clemence Williams, working as writer and director respectively, have brought us a script and a staging for it…

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SUDS: Seedlings

Joel Hillman reflects on SUDS’ latest performance. I think that safe in our comfortable USyd bubble, we often lack the vocabulary to authentically discuss those who seek peace on our shores. But as our government ‘Stops The Boats’, Sydney University Dramatic Society (SUDS) is trying to make the plight of refugees more real. Seedlings is…

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SUDS: The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Playwright Martin McDonagh – who you might recognise from In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths – writes plays about polite maniacs struggling to balance their Irish civility with their penchants for violence. This performance of The Lieutenant of Inishmore is among the funniest shows SUDS has performed this year, which is an achievement considering the bleakness…