What’s On: Marvin’s Room (Ad Astra)

Marvin's Room 1 - 24 September 2022 Ad Astra, Fortitude Valley Set in Florida, Scott McPherson's Marvin’s Room throws together characters who are dealing with aging, estrangement, mental illness, carer fatigue, and ties that bind a family; this play has a heart that is visible only once you excavate the layers of frustration, conflict, nostalgia,... Continue Reading →

Review: Ruby Moon (Ad Astra)

Gary Farmer-Trickett and Sandra Harman, photographed by Christopher Sharman Photography Content note: Ruby Moon includes sexual references, adult themes, and simulated violence. Ad Astra present Matt Cameron's Australian gothic suburban thriller Ruby Moon, directed by Susan O'Toole-Cridland and starring Sandra Harman and Gary Farmer-Trickett as distraught parents Ray and Sylvie Moon. Written in 2003 and... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Ruby Moon (Ad Astra)

Ruby Moon 21 July - 13 August 2022 Ad Astra Theatre, 57 Misterton St, Fortitude Valley Directed by Susan O'Toole-Cridland and starring Gary Farmer-Trickett and Sandra Harman, Ruby Moon is a contemporary play that explores the grim mythology of the missing child in Australian folklore. Written by Matt Cameron in 2003, it combines elements of... Continue Reading →

Review: Brilliant Traces (Ad Astra)

Imagery supplied by Ad Astra Content note: Brilliant Traces includes mature themes and simulated violence. Ad Astra have transformed their black box theatre in Fortitude Valley into an Alaskan cabin for Cindy Lou Johnson’s Brilliant Traces. Directed by Fiona Kennedy, with production consultation by Leonard Meenach, this is an intense and engaging two-hander exploring love... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Brilliant Traces (Ad Astra)

Brilliant Traces 16 June - 8 July 2022 Ad Astra Theatre, 57 Misterton St, Fortitude Valley Fiona Kennedy will direct Brilliant Traces, by Cindy Lou Johnson, for Ad Astra this June and July. In a remote cabin in the wilds of Alaska, as a blizzard rages outside, Henry Harry, lies sleeping. Suddenly, he is awakened... Continue Reading →

Review: Toy Symphony (Ad Astra)

Gregory J Wilken as Roland Henning in Toy Symphony, photographed by Christopher Sharman Content note: This production contains coarse language, adult themes, and depictions of drug use Ad Astra present Michael Gow’s award-winning play Toy Symphony, directed by Michelle Carey, a two-act drama that dives into memory and contemplates the nature and commodification of creativity.... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Toy Symphony (Ad Astra)

Toy Symphony 21 April - 20 May 2022 Ad Astra Theatre, 57 Misterton St, Fortitude Valley Written by playwright Michael Gow, who was Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre Company from 1999-2010, Toy Symphony follows the journey of Roland Henning, a playwright suffering from dreaded ‘writers’ block’. As he embarks on a voyage of self-reflection in... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Rabbit Hole (Ad Astra)

Rabbit Hole 24 March - 9 April 2022 Ad Astra, Fortitude Valley Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Lindsay-Abaire's play Rabbit Hole follows Becca and Howie Corbett, a couple in their late thirties, in the months following a horrific accident. Becca finds pain in the familiar, while Howie finds comfort. He wants to... Continue Reading →

Review: Death and the Maiden (Ad Astra)

Sandra Harman as Paulina Salas and Tom Coyle as Dr Roberto Miranda. Photographed by Christopher Sharman. Content warning: This production contains coarse language, adult themes, and sexual references, including descriptions of sexual violence and torture. This production also contains strobe lighting. Ad Astra present the heart-pounding psychological thriller Death and the Maiden to close their 2021... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Death and the Maiden (Ad Astra)

Death and the Maiden 19 November - 4 December Ad Astra, 57 Misterton St, Fortitude Valley Ad Astra’s final production for 2021 is the chilling Death and the Maiden, written by Ariel Dorfman and directed by Jacqueline Kerr. Set in Latin America, the story centres on Paulina Salas (played by Sandra Harman), a woman whose... Continue Reading →

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