Fix

fixFamilies hurt each other. That’s what they do best.

Mum is washing pills down with vodka. Nana is cutting up the family photos. And Dad has done something unforgivable. When Grace discovers her husband is having an affair with her daughter, she must confront the truth and do what it takes to fix her family for their son. Intense, darkly comic, peppered with ferocious verbal duels and electrifying reveals, Fix explores a contemporary blended family and questions unconditional love.

"Jess Sayer's ability to lead the (audience) down the garden path and allow them to think they’ve got it all figured out, then flip things beyond their expectations, is a truly masterful skill for a playwright." - Theatreview

Starring Equity members Nicola Kawana (Shortland Street), Andrew Laing (Underbelly NZ), Hanelle Harris (Orphans and Kingdoms) and Ryan Dulieu (Agent Anna). Written by Equity member Jess Sayer. Basement 12 - 16 August  Boost Here Book Here

 

Pre-Election Greenroom

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August 3, St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckand. 6pm. Political Parties present their positions on the performing arts, and other issues. Denise Roche, Catherine Delahunty, Darien Fenton, Laila Harre, Annette Sykes and others.

 

Donate now on the NZ Actors Benevolent Fund website

nzabfThe New Zealand Actors Benevolent Fund is a non-for profit charity established in 2013 to provide assistance to professional performers, both young and old, who, due to injury, illness or disability are unable to work, either temporarily or in some cases for the rest of their lives.

The Fund – administered by the Fundraising Committee and Board – provides both financial and practical assistance to those in need. Medical expenses may be directly met by the Fund, pharmaceutical bills settled, or essential items purchased. In some cases, there may also be provision available for the care of children or family dependants of those performers in need.

A bond of confidentiality exists within the Fund. The identities of recipients are never disclosed, but many are, or have been, household names who have devoted their lives to the entertainment of others. The Fund's patrons are Sam Neill and Dame Kiri te Kanawa.

 

The Good Soul Of Szechuan

atc goodsoul q 1240x545Shen Te is a "tart with a heart", compassionate and generous, even towards people who exploit her virtues. Three Gods on a fact-finding mission reward the only good person they can find,the prostitute Shen Te, with the means to start a little business. But that's when her troubles begin as everyone takes advantage of her good nature. To survive she creates a male alter ego, the ruthless and exploitative Shui Ta. However, Shen Te struggles to keep her world together switching between these two identities. Can her good soul endure the pressures of hardship when self-interest, deceit, corruption and opportunism are more readily rewarded?  German-born playwright Bertolt Brecht is one of the twentieth century's most respected and influential theatrical forces.

Equity Board members Robyn Malcolm and Cameron Rhodes star.

Auckland Theatre Company at Q Theatre. Earlybird bookings now available: Here

 

Albert Black

Based on real events and set amongst a wasteland of warring delinquents, teenage sex,albert blackblaring jukeboxes and all-night dives in the grimy heart of 1950’s Auckland, ALBERT BLACK chronicles the fiery emergence of New Zealand’s teenage subculture. Featuring NZ’s infamous teenage love crimes, prepare yourself for music, mayhem and murder! Bodgies! Widgies! Rock and Roll! Equity members Sophia Johnson, Claudia Nixon, and Preston O'Brien are Directed by Equity member Jarrod Martin. Basement 29 July - 3 August.            Book Here

 

An Unseasonable Fall Of Snow

unseasonableOne way in, one way out. Deep down, Liam knows why he’s here. He has the answers to Arthur’s questions, but Arthur’s looking for far more than answers.

A compelling mystery, with an unforeseeable twist, that interrogates truth, consequences, and the ultimate value of human life.                       

Equity members Michael Hurst and Ryan Richards, directed by Equity member Matt Baker, present this Gary Henderson classic. At The Basement 29 July - 9 August.

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Sister Anzac - 100% Equity cast

sister anzacStarring Equity members Donogh Rees, Gina Timberlake, Alex Ellis, Anthea Hill, David Capstick, and Jordan Blaikie and directed by Equity member Amanda Rees and written by Equity member Geoff Allen.

In 1915, from Kataia to Bluff, community groups made crafts, organised cake stalls, and donated goods to help rebuild and supply New Zealand’s first hospital ship, The Maheno. 13 nurses were handpicked from the best around the country. They were unwanted by the male officers, and their honorary officer rank ignored - but they stood, on the deck, within sight, and bullet range of the killing hills of Anzac Cove. More importantly, the Kiwi soldiers fighting and dying above, could see their “angels from home,” waiting to save them.

JULY 23 – AUG 2 at TORPEDO BAY NAVY MUSEUM, Devonport. BOOKINGS: PH: (0)9 445 5186 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

AUG 6 – 10 at VOYAGER NEW ZEALAND MARITIME MUSEUM: Limited to 20 tickets per night. Wed-Sunday 7.30pm - $40.  BOOKINGS: (0)9 373 0800 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it