Sydney Theatre Co. 2011 Bill Includes Cate Blanchett and In the Next Room...

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The Sydney Theatre Company will stage Sarah Ruhl's Tony Award-nominated play In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, Mark Ravenhill and Bette Bourne's A Life in Three Acts and Cate Blanchett in Botho Strauss' Gross und Klein.

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett

Prior to the official launch of the 2011 season, STC will offer a special presentation of Ravenhill and Bourne's dramatized conversation A Life in Three Acts Jan. 4-16, 2011. The 90-minute work, featuring the U.K. playwright and celebrated British gay rights activist, is adapted from private conversations between the two artists and recreated live on stage.

The multimedia theatre work Bigger Than Jesus, created by Rick Miller and Daniel Brooks, will run Jan. 18-29, 2011. The award-winning work explores historic and modern views on Christianity.

STC's 2011 season will officially launch with Ruhl's In the Next Room, Feb. 11-March 27, 2011. Pamela Rabe will helm the play about a turn-of-the-century doctor (at the dawn of the electrical age) who treats women for hysteria with his new invention. Pamela Rabe will direct.

Ross Mueller's Zebra!, about a man searching for his identity after the global financial crisis, will follow March 5-April 30, 2011. Bertolt Brecht's first play Baal will be staged May 11-June 11, 2011.

Mark O'Rowe's Terminus, imported from Ireland's Abbey Theatre, will be presented June 1-July 9, 2011. STC co-artistic director Andrew Upton has adapted Mikhail Bulgakov's The White Guard, which he will also direct June 7-July 10, 2011. Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness, by Anthony Neilson, will be presented June 16-July 23, 2011. Federico Garcia Lorca's classic Blood Wedding, translated by Iain Sinclari, will be staged Aug. 1-Sept. 11, 2011. Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Three Penny Opera, with text by Raimondo Cortese and lyrics by Jeremy Sams, will run Sept. 1-24, 2011. 

Also on the bill are Joe Orton's Loot, running Sept. 12-Oct. 23, 2011; Bloodland, by Stephen Page, Kathy Marika and Wayne Blair, Oct. 3-Nov. 13, 2011; and Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, Oct. 28-Dec. 18, 2011.

The final production of the season will be Botho Strauss' Gross und Klein (Big and Small), starring STC co-artistic director and Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett. The surreal play about a woman searching for human connection will run Nov. 16-Dec. 23, 2011.

For further information visit SydneyTheatreCompany.

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