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Genesis at Metro Arts

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Genesis was written by Australian playwright, William Hinz, and is currently being presented by A Very Theatre Company and performed at Metro Arts in Brisbane City.

At first glance, with its simplistic set design and only the two characters on stage, this presents as an uncomplicated tale. Appearances can be deceiving.



A religious girl and an atheist boy, Izzy and Paul, spent a childhood connected, sharing their dreams and questioning all things big picture. Both with curious minds the play to and fros between time frames to show that Life takes them in separate directions. A decade later, they meet again in their home town at the funeral of Paul's mother.


Jack McGirr is totally likeable as Paul, and manages to evoke the lad at different stages of his personal development. There is a device that helps the audience to determine Paul's age throughout, but you know, half way in the audience can pick where Paul is in his life as his posture changes as do his facial expressions.

Ashleigh Denning plays Izzy, also evoking her different ages through body language. She too is immensely likeable.

I think that's the real strength of Genesis. Two believable people with totally opposing beliefs and strong convictions, and neither are wrong in their actions.



Performances of Genesis, of 60 minute duration, at The Lumen Room, 2/109 Edward Street, Brisbane, are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, 2nd of May at 7:30pm
Friday, 3rd of May at 7:30pm
Saturday, 4th of May at 7:30pm.

Tickets are available here.
Adults : $35:00
Concessions : $30:00

Genesis is theatre with a lot of "heart". It is entertaining and makes you look deeper into yourself. Make the effort - it's well worth it.

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When: 7:30 pm 2nd, 3rd and 4th of May
Where: The Lumen Room, Metro Arts, 2/109 Edward Street, Brisbane
Cost: $35 and $30 concessions
Your Comment
A play can lose you as if within the story plot yourself, only then to be awaken at the end....you know it was indeed a good one!
by Susan J Bowes (score: 3|1372) 170 days ago
I have seen some really interesting things at Metro arts.
by May Cross (score: 3|5382) 170 days ago
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