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The Sydney Morning Herald

Spotlight

Author: Clare Morgan
Date: 19/06/2003
Words: 729
          Publication: Sydney Morning Herald
Section: Metropolitan
Page: 16
FUNDRAISER

Impress your friends by being among the first to see the latest Jim Carrey comedy and help raise money for diabetes research with a charity preview of Bruce Almighty. Carrey plays a self-absorbed TV producer who criticises God (Morgan Freeman) for not fixing the world. God grants him divine powers and challenges him to do better. Proceeds from the screening will go to the Diabetes Transplant Unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital. Drinks from 6.15pm, film starts at 7.15pm. Today, Randwick Ritz Theatre, 43 St Pauls Street, Randwick. Tickets are $25, available from the Diabetes Transplant Unit on 9382 4840.

OPENING

It is one of the great plays of Russian writer Anton Chekhov, but a professional production of Uncle Vanya hasn't been seen in Sydney for a decade. So there is much to look forward to in this production, translated by Oleg Bichenkov and Neil Armfield, and directed by Anthony Weigh. It stars Cecily Polsen, Blair Venn, Peter Corbett, Rachel Gordon, Russell Cheek, Maggie Dence and Maeliosa Stafford andClaire Jones, pictured. The production is in memory of the late Nick Enright, who was to star as Vanya but died not long before rehearsals began. Tonight at 8, Darlinghurst Theatre, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point. Tickets $27/$21, on 8356 9987 or www.darlinghursttheatre.comUntil July 12.

AT THE STUDIO

Cultural diversity, youth and independent performers are the themes at the Opera House Studio for the rest of the year. The program for July to December, released yesterday, ranges from an in-depth examination of bingo with Sandman and Flacco (pictured), in What's Wrong With Bingo, to the US singer Meredith Monk. The eclectic music program includes World Music Mix and the Asian Music and Dance Festival. Gough Whitlam even gets a guernsey, with Ian Munro playing waltzes celebrating the life and times of the former PM in Dancing with Whitlam. A new partnership with Triple J will see the radio network's Live at the Wireless series in the Studio, as well as the 2003 Studio Music Sessions. Dance is a strong part of the program, including the work of choreographer Lucy Guerin in two productions. Scratch Nights will give new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience, who will provide feedback think Gladiator without theblood. For full details go to www.sydneyoperahouse.com/thestudio

FILM FESTIVAL

``When many people picture a transsexual they see a hairy-chested man in a pink tutu, doing drag acts on Mardi Gras night," says the subject of Ruth Cullen's documentary Becoming Julia. This Australian film, which has its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival today, should go some way to dispelling such notions. Billed as ``the story of a bloke from Bathurst who became the woman of his dreams", the 50-minute film is a transgender tale that follows Paul's rebirth as Julia, pictured. Cullen says she wanted to make a film that deconstructed gender, to find out what made a man and a woman. 4.45pm, State Theatre, Market Street, Sydney. The festival finishes tomorrow, though the Sydney Travelling Film Festival will continue in Laurieton in August. sydneyfilmfestival.org

 
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