Brisbane's La Boite Have Unveiled Their 2020 Program

23 September 2019 | 4:20 pm | Staff Writer

Featuring a Brecht, a Wilde, and three collaborative works.

Brisbane's La Boite have unveiled their 2020 program of five plays for audiences young and old. 

The program features a number of collaborative works, including one from this year's artists in residence, the Mama Boys Collective. 

The season opens with The Neighbourhood, a companion piece to their 2017 production, The Village. The work from Todd MacDonald features seven local storytellers, speaking about their experience as refugees, asylum seekers and migrant Australians. 

Playwright Mark Rogers puts his unique touch on Brecht's St Joan Of The Stockyards, making the 1929 play about a woman, modelled off Joan Of Arc, raging against capitalism as her city disintegrates, relevant to modern audiences.

Windmill Theatre Co bring to life Ted Prior's iconic Aussie children's book character, Grug, in a production for adults and children alike.

Short story The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde gets a queer retelling from Little Ones Theatre Company, in a work first presented at Midsumma Festival in 2017. 

Don't miss a beat with our FREE daily newsletter

La Boite's 2020 season closes with the world premiere of Brothers Book Club from the Mama Boys Collective, a group of male-identifying emerging artists from Logan. The work from the 2019 artists in residence forms part of next year's Brisbane Festival program, combining theatre with hip hop, poetry and reimagined classic texts, to tell the story of a group of schoolboys and their monthly book club. 

The season also features HWY, the company's annual festival of contemporary theatre, in March. Additional HWY events will play throughout the year alongside the mainstage season. 

Check out all the info for the full season HERE.