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Conversations with Maria!


Presented by Marina Posa

Comedy, music, resilience - Maria's journey echoes life's complexities onstage

“Conversations with Maria!” emerges from a profound fascination with the intricate dance between dreams and reality, particularly within the narrative of a middle-aged woman. The observation of aspirations, struggles, and resilience in those navigating life’s complexities fuelled a compelling desire to delve into these themes through the lens of comedy.

The iconic Maria Callas becomes the muse, providing a poignant mirror reflecting the frustrations of the middle-aged protagonist on stage. Music, ranging from original compositions, ballads, music theatre and soul-stirring opera arias, serves as the expressive language through which the protagonist articulates her emotions. This diverse musical palette creates a rich and dynamic backdrop, enhancing the unfolding comedic narrative as she draws parallels between her life and that of her idol, Maria Callas.

As the onstage Maria yearns for a seemingly elusive stage, she invites the audience on a heartfelt journey where the pursuit of dreams appears just out of reach. Through her monologue, she candidly shares the absurdities of various situations and reflects on personal character blocks she believes have hindered her from achieving her aspirations. Amidst Maria’s heartfelt revelations, an unexpected interruption occurs – a mysterious scam caller disrupts her monologue, injecting an element of tension and uncertainty. Yet, even in the face of disruption, Maria’s unwavering determination to reclaim her narrative shines through. “Conversations with Maria!” offers a compelling exploration of the human spirit, reminding us of the power of laughter, music, and storytelling to transcend life’s challenges.



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Conversations with Maria! Sat 3rd Aug 19:00 STANDARD
The Junk Bar 215 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove 4060
$ 35.00
Conversations with Maria! Sat 3rd Aug 19:00 CONCESSION
The Junk Bar 215 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove 4060
$ 30.00
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    Comedy, Music



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    The Junk Bar


    90 mins

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    World Premiere


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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.