Australian Theatre Company Takes on 'Tribbles'

By Michelle
January 30, 2006 - 9:36 PM

Australia's Unseen Theatre Company, which is famous for its adaptations of stories by science fiction writer Terry Pratchett, is putting on a Star Trek play consisting of versions of "The Trouble With Tribbles" and "Journey to Babel."

The Unseen Theatre Company web site has a press release on the planned production, which is scheduled to run from March 8-18th in Adelaide. "As any Trekker worth their salt will know, "The Trouble With Tribbles" is a universal favourite from the classic episodes where we see the bridge of the Enterprise invaded by cute, cuddly balls of fur with a propensity to breed and a hatred of Klingons," notes the announcement. "What begins as a problem of plague proportions actually turns out to be a good usual, all's well that ends well, but we won't tell you how just in case there is one person out there who hasn't seen the little joke at the end!"

Director Pamela Munt is quoted as saying that no Klingons were harmed during this production, though fans are warned that "the lives of the officers in red uniforms are dispensable." In addition, "Journey To Babel" has been reworked - the episode is now called "Vexations With Vulcans" - and the press release wonders, "Can Captain Kirk multi-task even when he is wounded?"

The show will run at the Bakehouse Theatre on Angas Street in Adelaide, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $10- $15.

More information and ticketing are available here.

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