GPAC's Deakin University Theatre Season

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Welcome to GPAC’s 2016 Deakin University Theatre Season 

 

 

GPAC’s 2016 Deakin University Theatre Season will Illuminate your world with nine productions - some of the best and brightest theatre you’re likely to see anywhere.

The season opens with possibly the funniest play ever written about depression, Every Brilliant Thing, and finishes with the blistering Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced starring Kat Stewart.

Other season highlights include our favourite story of love and revenge Wuthering Heights, the hit musical Company and a new take on The Glass Menagerie starring theatre great Pamela Rabe. And in a first for GPAC we’re co-producing, with Red Stitch Actors Theatre, a timely and intelligent new Australian play Extinction by Hannie Rayson.

Powerful, controversial, thought-provoking, entertaining…2016 promises all that and more. Don’t miss a single moment.

Season packages of five or more shows are available offering great discounts and the best seats. 

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Click here to view the brochure online, or phone Box Office on 5225 1200 to order your copy

  • Every Brilliant Thing
Every Brilliant Thing
23 Feb- 27 Feb
Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. This funny, life-affirming play involves members of the audience, making every performance unique.
Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. This funny, life-affirming play involves member...
Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. This funny, life-affirming play involves member...
Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. This funny, life-affirming play involves member...
  • 4000 Miles
4000 Miles
02 Mar- 05 Mar
21-year-old Leo rocks up unannounced at the Manhattan apartment of his 91-year-old Jewish grandmother Vera. He needs a place to crash for the night, no questions asked. But Vera isn't about to let him off that easily.
21-year-old Leo rocks up unannounced at the Manhattan apartment of his 91-year-old Jewish grandmother Vera. He needs a place to crash for the night, n...
21-year-old Leo rocks up unannounced at the Manhattan apartment of his 91-year-old Jewish grandmother Vera. He needs a place to crash for the night, n...
21-year-old Leo rocks up unannounced at the Manhattan apartment of his 91-year-old Jewish grandmother Vera. He needs a place to crash for the night, n...
  • Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
14 Apr- 16 Apr
Brontë’s gothic masterpiece Wuthering Heights storms the country in a new adaptation from the company behind the critically acclaimed productions of George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984.
Brontë’s gothic masterpiece Wuthering Heights storms the country in a new adaptation from the company behind the critically acclaimed productions o...
Brontë’s gothic masterpiece Wuthering Heights storms the country in a new adaptation from the company behind the critically acclaimed productions o...
Brontë’s gothic masterpiece Wuthering Heights storms the country in a new adaptation from the company behind the critically acclaimed productions o...
  • The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
12 May- 14 May
A beautiful, slightly haunting play, The Glass Menagerie follows a family as it falls apart along with the dreams that had given them some fragmented substance.
A beautiful, slightly haunting play, The Glass Menagerie follows a family as it falls apart along with the dreams that had given them some fragmented ...
A beautiful, slightly haunting play, The Glass Menagerie follows a family as it falls apart along with the dreams that had given them some fragmented ...
A beautiful, slightly haunting play, The Glass Menagerie follows a family as it falls apart along with the dreams that had given them some fragmented ...
  • Company
Company
26 May- 28 May
It’s Robert’s birthday - he’s turning 35 and his closest friends are throwing him a surprise party... but why can’t he blow out the candles on his birthday cake and make a wish?
It’s Robert’s birthday - he’s turning 35 and his closest friends are throwing him a surprise party... but why can’t he blow out the candles o...
It’s Robert’s birthday - he’s turning 35 and his closest friends are throwing him a surprise party... but why can’t he blow out the candles o...
It’s Robert’s birthday - he’s turning 35 and his closest friends are throwing him a surprise party... but why can’t he blow out the candles o...
  • Extinction
Extinction
13 Jul- 16 Jul
A wild, rainy night, a twist of fate and an injured tiger quoll bring together a passionate environmentalist and an unlikely good samaritan.
A wild, rainy night, a twist of fate and an injured tiger quoll bring together a passionate environmentalist and an unlikely good samaritan.
A wild, rainy night, a twist of fate and an injured tiger quoll bring together a passionate environmentalist and an unlikely good samaritan.
A wild, rainy night, a twist of fate and an injured tiger quoll bring together a passionate environmentalist and an unlikely good samaritan.
  • Winyanboga Yurringa
Winyanboga Yurringa
17 Aug- 20 Aug
Six Aboriginal Women. On Country. Their attempts to connect with land and each other; thwarted by arguments about identity, beauty, boyfriends and a cyber invasion by race hate bloggers.
Six Aboriginal Women. On Country. Their attempts to connect with land and each other; thwarted by arguments about identity, beauty, boyfriends and a c...
Six Aboriginal Women. On Country. Their attempts to connect with land and each other; thwarted by arguments about identity, beauty, boyfriends and a c...
Six Aboriginal Women. On Country. Their attempts to connect with land and each other; thwarted by arguments about identity, beauty, boyfriends and a c...
  • Around The World In 80 Days
Around The World In 80 Days
14 Sep- 17 Sep
Three actors portray a cast of thousands in this madcap adaptation of Jules Verne’s globetrotting classic, bringing to life sea storms, police chases and elephant rides!
Three actors portray a cast of thousands in this madcap adaptation of Jules Verne’s globetrotting classic, bringing to life sea storms, police chase...
Three actors portray a cast of thousands in this madcap adaptation of Jules Verne’s globetrotting classic, bringing to life sea storms, police chase...
Three actors portray a cast of thousands in this madcap adaptation of Jules Verne’s globetrotting classic, bringing to life sea storms, police chase...
  • Disgraced
Disgraced
05 Oct- 08 Oct
Conversation flows easily between two couples at a dinner party. Then the topic turns to race, religion and identity. Now, how quickly things fall apart.
Conversation flows easily between two couples at a dinner party. Then the topic turns to race, religion and identity. Now, how quickly things fall apa...
Conversation flows easily between two couples at a dinner party. Then the topic turns to race, religion and identity. Now, how quickly things fall apa...
Conversation flows easily between two couples at a dinner party. Then the topic turns to race, religion and identity. Now, how quickly things fall apa...