Runaround Sue

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 June, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 June, 1995, 12:00am

THE question is: does director Sue Humphreys ever draw breath? Only weeks ago she was directing the Spare Parts Theatre Company in a pair of Steven Berkoff plays at the Fringe, now she's back again with the American Community Theatre and The 1959 Pink Thunderbird.

Eat your heart out Trevor Nunn.

Thunderbird is composed of two comedies by James McLure: Laundry and Bourbon is a Texas tale of three small-town wives whose marriages have turned out to be less than they hoped for; Lone Star is a study of two good ole boys on a Saturday night in which a Vietnam veteran sees his world collapse.

The plays run from June 19 until June 24, with a matinee on the 24th at the McAulay Studio, the Arts Centre, Wan Chai. Telephone reservations on 2877-1000 or through Urbtix on 2734-9009.

Ranging from the colonial to the modern, the exhibition 19th and 20th Century Australian Paintings at the Wagner Gallery comprises more than 40 works by leading antipodean artists.

It's strange to think of art as advertising nearly 200 years ago, but some of the colonials created their panoramic views of Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart as just that, in order to draw investors and immigrants.

Later artists featured include the country giants Arthur Boyd and Sir Sydney Nolan.

The exhibition runs from June 20 to July 8 at 7/F Lusitano Building, Duddell Street, Central.

The Wesley-Smith twins present Music with Words tonight at the Rayson Huang Theatre, Shaw Buildings, University of Hong Kong. Peter, the law professor who writes children's verse, has supplied the lyrics to accompany music don Martin's tunes, and a host of local musicians including the Cecilian Singers perform from 7.30pm. For more information telephone the music department on 2859-7045. Admission is free.