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May UHT update

Monday, 18 May, 2015

With week 10 coming to an end and exams just around the corner, most of us seem to be in an awkward place: cramped up in libraries trying to get 30-something lecture slides into our heads, knee-deep in assignments and in denial about how much there is to catch-up on. Needless to say, we need to unwind and take a break from staring at last month’s hastily written notes.

If you’re looking to sit back, relax and watch a play or two, Union Theatre is where you should be. Consider checking out ‘The kissing booth’ presented by N.U.D.E Theatre, “a play about romantic optimism, and what falls out if you use it as a piñata.” The play runs between the 20th and 23rd of May, so theatre enthusiasts (and procrastinators looking for a good excuse to leave the books behind for a bit) can book your tickets online,

Also consider going to ‘Echo’, an adaptation of the Echo and Narcissus myth that explores the modern narcissist and the consequences of rising narcissism on our culture. Echo is playing at Union Theater between the 22nd and 30th of May, and online bookings are available at: chook.as/uht/echo

Understandably not all of us can simply sit back and watch a play, no matter how entertaining it is. Some of us would rather be on or behind the stage! Fortunately quite a few opportunities await those who’d like to take part:

*Union House Theatre is looking for a Sound/Vision Operator for their upcoming shows of ‘Echo’. Ideally you should be available for all 6 shows (22-23, 27-30 May)

(contact: production@union.unimelb.edu.au)

*If you have past experience in lighting design, you may be able to help out in Aotu Theatre’s production, “The Pillowman” from the 26th to the 28th of July. Keep in mind that you need to have some knowledge of lights and lighting in order to participate.

(contact: aotutheatre@gmail.com with your name, phone number and information about past experience in theatre)