'Since its genesis in 1925, La Boite has never been afraid of change. Despite controversies, crises and crippling set-backs that should have closed its stage doors many times, La Boite - which began life as the Brisbane Repertory Theatre Society - has proved itself an extraordinary survivor. When the opportunity came to build its own theatre, its inspired choice of theatre-in-the-round gave Brisbane an iconic performance space that attracted a whole new generation of actors, directors and designers and placed La Boite at the forefront of contemporary theatre practice. The place, in Katharine Brisbane's words, "to see the red meat of theatre". Always enterprising, with gritty determination it became a professional theatre company of national significance; and early in the new millennium triumphantly re-located to its new home at The Roundhouse Theatre.
La Boite -The Story of an Australian Theatre Company both interrogates and celebrates the history of Queensland's oldest theatre company. Highlighting the roles key people played in its evolution - particularly four remarkable women - Christine Comans explores La Boite's colourful past, its cultural significance to Brisbane, and its vibrant and enduring role in the nation's theatrical history.' (Publisher's blurb)