19 – 27 May 2017, 8pm
Irene Mitchell Studio -28 St Martins Pl, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Always sleep with one eye open…
Once upon a time, in 2005, 20-year-old Annie is sent by her mother back to her native Russia to brush up on the language, and lose her American accent. Underneath an opulent, neon-lit, post-Soviet Moscow she discovers an enchanted motherland – teeming with evil stepmothers, wicked witches, and ravenous bears.
While staying with an old family friend, Annie meets Masha and Katya – two glamorous Moscovians who introduce her to a world of magic, mystery, and vodka. But then, Masha disappears and Annie and Katya set out to save her.
Annie must learn how to become the heroine of a story more mysterious, treacherous and absurdly funny than any childhood fable; her own. She quickly learns that not every fairytale has a happy ending…
31 May – 4 June 2017
The Butterfly Club
My Prerogative, written and performed by Josh RH Daveta, is a show inspired by RnB music of the 90s.
Following on from his acclaimed first solo show Teenage Dreams, Brisbane native Josh RH Daveta has teamed up with Boutique Theatre to launch his next show-stopping cabaret My Prerogative at The Butterfly Club. Written and performed by Josh and accompanied by Butterfly Club favourite Stacey-Louise Camilleri, My Prerogative is inspired by, and features, songs from 90s favourites from Mariah Carey to R Kelly to Ginuwine.
Josh Daveta is flipping on the B-Side of his boom box, putting on his roller blades and rolling down to the Butterfly Club this May to bring you the the flyest 90s R’n’B hits since Lauryn Hill left “The Fugees”. Josh is going to be channeling his best Fresh Prince spirit with the flare of Whoopi Goldberg and sing through some of the best the 90s had to offer.
Cross colours will be on show, overalls will be the staple item… you down with AOP? Yeah you know me!
30 August – 3 September 2017
The Butterfly Club
From Frank Zappa to Billy Ray Cyrus, Amy Winehouse to Eva Cassidy, dads and daughters in the spotlight have long been the subject of scrutiny and celebration – and are responsible for their fair share of dad jokes.
In Miley, Moon Unit & Me, an original work, actor and vocalist Tegan Jones takes audiences on a journey of the relationships between fathers and their daughters, focusing on female vocalists and the fathers who inspired them to sing. Tegan intertwines her own stories about her father’s influence on her musical journey with those of famous singers. Some stories will surprise you, some will make you cringe in recognition and most of them will make you want to hug your father really, really tightly.
Prayers to Broken Stone is an original Australian work that deals with family in the face of the apocalypse.
Like most families, the Stones are not exactly functional. The mother still mourns a long-dead spouse while her new partner dotes on her a little too much. One son never looks up from his phone and the other never looks up from his navel. And the only daughter has been indoctrinated in a bizarre apocalyptic cult that does not seem so bizarre now that the end of the world is imminent.