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Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Romeo and Juliet

Set against a background of feuding families, Shakespeare's timeless tale of star-crossed lovers is fuelled by a reckless passion that has devastating and fatal consequences.

Opening night: 15th Mar, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 21st Mar, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Cherry Orchard

Chekhov's final masterpiece is a bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy – and with it, the sale of their estate and beloved cherry orchard.

Opening night: 15th Mar, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th Mar, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Machinal

Written in 1928 and inspired by the true story of the first woman to be executed by electric chair in New York, Sophie Treadwell's expressionist play Machinal is an unforgettable portrait of a young woman suffocating at home and work.

Opening night: 3rd May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 9th May, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
When the Rain Stops Falling

WAAPA is delighted to welcome Dr. Peggy Shannon from Toronto's Ryerson University to direct this time-travelling drama that raises questions about sustainability and climate change, father-son relationships and the past's ability to devour the

Opening night: 3rd May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 9th May, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Misanthrope

Moliere's comedy of manners asks how far one should accept the rules of the society in which one lives.

Opening night: 14th Jun, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th Jun, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Love Me Tender

Inspired by Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis, this vision of contemporary Australia draws on modern Australian experiences from the Black Saturday bush res to pre- teen sexuality and domestic rituals.

Opening night: 14th Jun, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th Jun, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde's 1889 comedy of manners about hypocritical moralities in high-society London speaks to a modern generation about the gap between political and private morality.

Opening night: 23rd Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 29th Aug, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Taming of the Shrew

Director Peter Zazzali from the University of Kansas tackles Shakespeare's controversial battle-of-the- sexes comedy about power and gender.

Opening night: 23rd Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 29th Aug, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Postgraduate Research Showcase

This free event offers a rare opportunity for audiences to sample innovative arts projects in their nascent stages, and to view the ideas that will transform the future of arts discourse.

Opening night: 10th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 10th Sep, 7.30 pm
Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Crossing Borders

A program of short films exploring the theme, Crossing Borders, created by the 2019 Screen Academy class of producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, sound designers and editors.

Opening night: 26th Sep, 6.30 pm
Closing night: 26th Sep, 6.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Birdland

From the Olivier Award-winning writer comes this funny, sad and compelling satire of fame, celebrity and stardom in the 21st century.

Opening night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 17th Oct, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Hope Fault

The Hope Fault is a story about familial connections and fault lines, and why the debris of a well-lived life matters.

Opening night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 17th Oct, 7.30 pm
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