August 25th, 2010 — September 12th, 2010


Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove


La Boite Theatre Company


Julian Louis
Assistant Director Ajita Cannings


Janis Balodis


Matt Hill


Bob Baines
Melanie Zanetti

From Brisbane State High School:
Molly Collier-O’Boyle
Lisa Kelly
Jordan McMullen
Georgia Weddell
Chorus Coordinator Carly Simpson

From Clairvaux MacKillop College:
Evangelene Dickson
David Elwood
Jake Moss
Eleni Zambas
Chorus Coordinator Sarah Strachan

From St Laurence’s College:
Mick Fox
Sam Thou
Peter Tumini
Willen Whitfield
Chorus Coordinator Catherine Heffernan

Costume Designer

Justin Nardella

Set Designer

Justin Nardella

Lighting Designer

Verity Hampson
Screen Visuals Markwell Presents (Brad Jennings & Steven Maxwell)
Graphic Design Screen Visuals Rick Sherman

Artistic Director David Berthold wrote:

NORPA’s production of Janis Balodis’ new play Engine is about the repercussions of a teenage death in a car crash. We hoped it would attract more audiences than it did, but were pleased that it genuinely touched many of those who saw it.

The critics said:

A masterpiece of theatre (that has) left an indelible imprint on my psyche... Engine is a stroke of genius...fast paced, informative and family oriented. - Marika Bryant, ArtsHub

Engine is a touching and powerful play… a wonderful example of the quality that can be achieved with minimal fuss. The topic of teenagers dying in car accidents is an extremely poignant one and Engine manages to achieve a great balance of seriousness and comedy. This is a moving and entertaining play presented by a very talented cast and crew. - Camille McLachlan, M/C Reviews

Engine is a touching and often funny window into the lives of those most affected by tragedy and is highly recommended to anyone who likes their theatre with a little more meat on its bones. - Claire Renton, Scene Magazine

Source: la Boite’s 2010 Annual Report

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