Tue 5th Sep 2017 - 7:00 pm
Thu 7th Sep 2017 - 7:00 pm
Sat 9th Sep 2017 - 7:00 pm
Cathy Bray’s CHILDISH, her 6th poetic oration at the Sydney Fringe, reveals a woman battling with lifelong resentments, surprisingly childish grudges and strongly held irrational beliefs. Expect hair-raising confessions, unsubstantiated accusations and ill-informed generalizations.
A good deal of her angst will be directed at larger entities – no faceless government department will be left un-slandered. Ditto the Western Industrial-Military Complex.
Bray is amazed by the grace and intelligence of the younger generation (pretty much the whole population from where she’s standing) and glad that they are more into direct action (like kayaking blockades of Newcastle Harbour ) than bothering much with politicians.
About Cathy Bray’s shows…
Cathy Bray’s 2014 show LATITUDE PLATITUDE won the Sydney Fringe’s Poetry, Literature and Spoken Word section… two people had anxiety attacks during her show and each was bedridden and vomiting the following day… "She's doing something right!"
"The audience (largely non-poets) enjoyed the experience because they were entertained...It was witty, sometimes funny, but with a serious undertone - a lovely balance. The length was just right: long enough to be satisfying but short enough to be entertaining.’ - Norm Neill (poet)
"I'm going to do a lot more thinking in the shower from now on" - S M Boyd
"Cathy Bray’s solo show MAD WOMAN’S BREAKFAST. EAT MY BUSH!… is a hilarious and gently insightful expose on one woman’s fascination with America. Bray doesn’t miss a beat… I wouldn’t have missed it for quids!" - David Musgrave (poet, author, publisher)
"You could hear a pin drop. We had to shut up because we just didn't know what she was going to do next!" - Michele D. on POET TREE
"She was dressed like a St.Trinian’s school girl – the performance showed touches of the early Reg Livermore – reminiscent of Betty Blockbuster." - Malcolm Brown (journalist)
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