6 TOP MARDI GRAS PICKS by LARA FRANZI
YES! Yes to Mardi Gras that is finally here! Yes to love! Yes to freedom! Yes to same-sex marriage!
Welcome the wonders of 2018 and Australia’s life changing acceptance and recognition of the LGBTQI community and same-sex marriage. Celebrating this inclusion, Mardi Gras 2018 is saturated with flamboyant colours and passion; for the expression of culture and creation.
Here are the Playwave Creative’s top picks for the 2018 Mardi Gras:
STRANGERS IN BETWEEN
Based within our local King’s Cross is this meaningful and heartfelt play. Directed by Daniel Lammin, it was the winner of the Premier Literary Award in 2006 and continues to be an astonishing and relevant play within our society. This presents the differing perspectives within the LGBTQI community, and the shared concerns that unite us as individuals.
Event Cinemas George Street
An ambitious love story founded through the internet. A culturally driven film that captures the fear of coming out as gay within a comedic experience. This new age film displays life’s uncertainty and its risks (that are worth taking).
ACCORDING TO OTTO
The Depot Theatre
A coming of age story that involves a young boy and his complicated life. It is a relatable and current piece that explores young teenagers trying to understand themselves and everyone else around them. This youthful performance is available only at the Depot Theatre.
AN ACT OF GOD
A witty and intriguing performance by David Javerbaum in this biblical masterpiece. An exploration of modern society and its follies under the witness of a god-like figure. This correction of our follies takes place at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company.
SHAKEN NOT STIRRED
A night of class and chaos. Join Penelope Sai for her James Bond infused performance to explore witty humour and jazzy music. This timeless celebration of individualism and popular culture will ensure you a fabulously evening.
QUEER ART AFTER HOURS
Art Gallery of NSW
Explore the Art Gallery of New South Wales through a queer perspective. Visit pieces of living art alongside reverent classical pieces. This event features a multitude of quirky artists such as The Huxleys, Fancy Piece, Mistress Tokyo and many more. This event is an open gallery exploration, orchestrated by DJ’s and a vibrant art tour from Verushka Darling.
Also: Not to be missed is the Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday 3rd of March at 7pm to 11pm, down our most iconic Sydney streets.