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Theatre on a moving bus
I have been going to the theatre for many years now but this is the first time I have ever been to a play on a moving bus! Tales of an Urban Indian is a dark comedy starring Canadian actor Craig Lauzon. This wonderfully acted one-man show follows the life of Simon Douglas, a contemporary First Nations man raised on the reserve in British Columbia and the streets of downtown Vancouver.
The play is staged on a moving bus, which drives through the city streets visiting locations matching those of the play's plot. The play conjures up many characters that appear in Simon's life which brilliantly come to life through Lauzon. Simon finds hope as the play explores themes of survival and forgiveness, and examines issues of race and identity. The audience are passengers on the bus, bearing witness to Simon's journey and ultimately to his healing.
Currently playing as a part of the Anywhere Festival, Tales of an Urban Indian is not to be missed. The show is one of a range of performances now playing as part of this not-for-profit theatre company. The Anywhere Festival aims to propel a world-wide trend for exciting, engaging, passionate performance regardless of access to traditional theatre infrastructure. This is why the Anyway Festival is staged anywhere but in a theatre and is being hosted in spaces that the audiences wouldn't normally expect.
The Anywhere Festival is on now from the 9th - 26th of May with performances anywhere but a theatre. Shows are in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Noosa. Be sure not to miss out on this unique opportunity to see theatre like never before and be a part of one of Queensland's most vibrant and innovative arts initiatives.