The cast of Single Asian Female by award-winning Sunshine Coast writer Michelle Law.
The cast of Single Asian Female by award-winning Sunshine Coast writer Michelle Law. Dylan Evans

Harp and flute concert set to be a classic

QUEENSLAND Philharmonia Orchestra members, the Cadenza Chamber Players, present a brilliant and beautiful concert featuring selections by Mozart and Beethoven on January 28 at 7.30pm.

This special event showcases the talents of soloists Jaclyn Mills (harp) and Nathan Walton (flute) under the baton of Lucas D Lynch (Gateway Theatre Productions' Jesus Christ Superstar).

The concert is at The Lind, Nambour. Book at

A Steady Rain and God of Carnage

A DOUBLE bill sees some of the region's top local talent on stage and off in two contrasting pieces.

The first is an XS Entertainment co-production, directed by Sam Coward.

A Steady Rain features James Patrick Reed and Stephen Moore as two cops with two very different sides to the same story.

What will happen when lifelong friends face a dilemma on Chicago's tough streets?

The result is a journey into a moral grey area where trust and loyalty struggle for survival.

An SRT co-production, Yasmin Reza's God of Carnage is directed by Simon Denver and features Kate Cullen, Sharon Grimley, Brett Klease and Frank Wilkie.

A comedy of manners without the manners, this hilarious play is about two sets of parents who meet to discuss, in a civilised manner, the matter of one child hurting another in a public park.

As the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.

A cut-price preview will be held on February 2 at 7.30pm (all tickets $25).

The season continues on February 3, 4, 9 and 10 at 7.30pm and February 4 and 11 at 2pm.

Both plays contain coarse language and adult themes.

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Single Asian Female

BOOK tickets for this incisive new comedy skewering race and gender in contemporary Australia from Sunshine Coast award-winning writer Michelle Law.

Step into the after-hours of a suburban Chinese restaurant and meet a family of whip-smart women who are definitely talking about you in their native tongue.

Set on the Sunshine Coast, this hilarious play answers what it means to be an Asian woman living in Australia.

For Pearl, a Chinese migrant operating a restaurant, it means sacrifice and struggling to connect with her very westernised children.

For Zoe, the eldest child, it means approaching a crossroads in her life where she's forced to choose between a career and a family.

For Mei, the youngest child, it means being bullied at school and grappling with the desire to assimilate versus cultivating a unique identity.

Two sisters at odds with each other and a mother harbouring a secret that threatens to tear her family apart, this is Australian domesticity like you've never seen it before.

The limited season is at the Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove, from February 11 to March 4. Book at

Season launch soiree

JOIN the dynamic Sunshine Coast theatre community in celebration of the arts from 6.30pm on Saturday, February 18, at The Lind, Nambour.

Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance, this fun, friendly annual event offers a highly entertaining evening of special announcements, socialising and networking, with each member group invited on stage to launch their season of drama, dance, cabaret, comedy and musical theatre.

Don't miss the first opportunity of the year to meet and greet like-minded local creatives and catch up with old friends.

Dress to impress.

Early-bird tickets are $30 before February 1. Online bookings only (but be quick as this event sells out) are at