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24° & CLOUDY ON SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER IN BRISBANE
By Sarah Ward
October 24, 2019
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Open Homes — La Boite

Step inside a stranger's house and hear their story.
By Sarah Ward
October 24, 2019
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Few people like to admit it, but we all wonder just what goes on behind everyone else's closed doors. We've all walked past a random house and pondered who might live inside, or crossed paths with a neighbour and been curious about their lives — but, of course, we don't just waltz right in and find out.

No one is being rude at Open Homes, but you will enter strangers' abodes. Don't worry, La Boite is doing the inviting. The Kelvin Grove-based theatre company is taking their latest production into houses around town, and tasking everyday Brisbanites with telling their stories while guiding visitors through their private spaces, with each tour-slash-show running for 30 minutes.

Fifteen storytellers will welcome theatre-lovers inside, including Indian-born Valerie Ferdinands, who's more than a little fond of cooking; Anshula and Michael Jones, who share their efforts to combine their two worlds into one home; and Léonie Flood, who'll explore her memories and keepsakes.

Given the small size of each venue — they're just ordinary homes, after all — tickets are limited.

Open Homes runs from Friday–Sunday each week between Friday, October 25 and Sunday, November 10.

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