The PITS Theatre presents Shakespeare's Falstaff scenes from Henry IV plays [and] Woodward's Brother ape
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- Canberra : [Megalo], [between 1981 and 1984]
- 1 poster : colour ; 76 x 50.9 cm
Poster promoting a theatrical production at the P.I.T.S. Theatre, Canberra. Features an image of a harlequin holding a red ball and a large green ape holding a small female figure. Details of the production appear at the foot.
The P.I.T.S. [Pie In The Sky Theatre and Bar] produced professional, semi-professional, amateur and student works in the early 1980s. "In its 33 months of operation, more than 77,000 people were entertained at the P.I.T.S. ("appropriately named" said a music teacher in 2001 when recalling the punks and "oi" skin louts who lined up to see The GADFLYS on Friday nights early in 1983). During its tenure at The Canberra Rex, over 43,000 came to see the bands and dance into the morning hours. But The PITS was more than a popular young music venue. 27,000 people also passed through its doors to see live theatre: ranging from the likes of David Williamson's The Club, through to more obscure works in the vein of later SHADOW HOUSE PITS productions: works like the controversial GEORGE'S PEEPSHOW and BROTHER APE by Joe Woodward. PITS worked in partnership with other Canberra groups to produce and present a very ecclectic range of theatre in its flexible venue. And people used stay for late night live music"--Shadow House PITS website, viewed 21 November, 2016, http://www.shadowhousepits.com.au/history.htm
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