Australian Stories & Stars Set For GPAC 2017

GPAC’s 2017 Deakin University Theatre Season was launched last night as actor/comedian Colin Lane - who recently starred in the Hannie Rayson play Extinction at GPAC - returned to host Geelong’s highly anticipated theatre season launch.

The season will begin with iconic Australian company Bangarra Dance Theatre’s spectacular work Terrain, transporting us to Lake Eyre and exploring what it means to connect to country.

New Australian work continues with Coranderrk from Ilbijerri/Belvoir an important story from our neglected Indigenous history, starring Trevor Jamieson.

Melbourne Theatre Company will return with two absolute must-see works - Minnie & Liraz by Lally Katz, featuring a fabulous cast including theatre veteran Nancy Hayes AM - and What Rhymes with Cars and Girls by Aidan Fennessy with the music of Tim Rogers.

The groundbreaking Malthouse/Melbourne Festival production Hello, Goodbye and Happy Birthday by Roslyn Oades will also be a highlight.

The State Theatre Company of SA will return to Geelong with the Australian classic The Popular Mechanicals, and Queensland’s shake and stir theatre co will present its latest take on another classic, the blood-curdling Dracula.

Tasmanian Theatre Company will visit for the first time with a new work from the USA - Bakersfield Mist with John Wood and Julie Nihill.

And GPAC is thrilled to welcome back from New York Nilaja Sun with her new production Pike St.

GPAC also announced that Opera Australia will be performing The Marriage of Figaro in 2017, featuring the Geelong Youth Choir.

Nine and five-show theatre season packages are available offering significant savings on single ticket prices. For details and bookings go to gpac.org.au

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