Papermoon rises wickedly again

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“Wicked Sisters”, from left, Nikki-Lynne Hunter, Elaine Noon, Alice Ferguson and Lainie Hart…Courtyard Studio, May 15-18.

PAPERMOON Theatre, formed at the ANU 25 years ago, vanished when the university decided to close its drama department. Now it’s back with a vengeance as one of the three original directors, Tony Turner, directs Alma de Groen’s play, “Wicked Sisters”, in which four former friends meet after the death of one of their husbands and uncover multiple betrayals during a night of wine. At Courtyard Studio, May 15-18, book at  canberratheatrecentre.com

SCUNA, the ANU Choral Society, launches its concert season for the year with “Gloria!”, a celebration of two favourite Baroque composers, Henry Purcell and Antonio Vivaldi, conducted by Leonard Weiss and featuring soprano Veronica Milroy, mezzo soprano AJ America and pianist Anthony Smith. At St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Reid, 5pm, Sunday, May 19. Book at trybooking.com

“JUMP First, Ask Later” tells the stories of six young champions of Fairfield’s underground “parkour” and street-style community. The performance combines street culture, parkour, breakdancing, gymnastics, kinaesthetics and martial arts with humour and wit. At Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan (next to The Q), 10.30am and 8pm, Friday, May 17. Book at theq.net.au or 6285 6290.

“Towards Zero” cast members, from left, Jason Morton as Thomas Royed and Kim Wilson as Supt Battle and Garry Robinson as Matthew Treves… Belconnen Community Theatre, May 17-25.

AGATHA Christie’s tale “Towards Zero” has only recently been made available for performance. There is a brutal murder and all the house guests have opportunity and motive. At Belconnen Community Theatre, May 17-25. Book at canberraticketing.com.au

Soprano Louise Keast… Wesley Music Centre, May 12. Photo: Peter Hislop

AS part of Canberra Opera’s recital series, soprano Louise Keast will perform “Letters: Scribed & Sung” (excerpts from Italian, French, German and Russian opera) that centre on the theme of letters. At Wesley Music Centre, 2.30pm, Sunday, May 12. Book at trybooking.com

HONEST Puck theatre’s latest show “The Woman in Black” tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a dark woman. Directed by James Scott, it features Scott himself, Brendan Kelly and Katherine Berry. At Perform Australia Theatre, Fyshwick, May 17-26. Book athonestpuck.com.au

FRESH from standing ovations at the National Folk Festival, Shortis and Simpson will reprise their newest show “Happy Little Copyrights”, a tribute to the noble art of song-stealing, with musos Dave O’Neill, Ian Blake and Jon Jones. At Carrington Inn, Bungendore, May 17-18. Book at trybooking.com

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