Auckland Fringe: Dark Tales (Adults only)
For adults only with kinky stuff, half naked and even possible nudity. It’s strange and it’s sexy - this company brings a unique fusion of burlesque and bellydance sensuality with the physicality of martial arts, circus arts and acrobatics, and rather a lot of dabbling in our half-forgotten childhood dreams, nightmares and fantasies.
Only on this week from 28 February to 2 March at the Rose Centre, Belmont. BUY TICKETS HERE.
Auckland Fringe: Puppet Fiction, this week only
Equity member Anya Tate-Manning is in "Puppet Fiction" at The Basement from 27 Feb - 2 March. It's a puppet show of pulp fiction, on for a week in Auckland on our way to Adelaide Fringe in March. In Wellington last year, the actors performed over 50 shows, to packed houses. It's a cult hit thing - the ultimate Tarantino homage! Puppets are made and also performed by Jon Coddington and comedian James Nokise.
Entrance by koha - shows on every night at 10pm.
Auckland Fringe: Mrs van Gogh
Galatea Theatre presents Mrs Van Gogh. Vincent's sister-in-law Johanna saved the paintings from being burned after Vincent and Theo died within six months of each other - leaving Johanna alone with a new baby, and hundreds of paintings no one will buy or exhibit. By day she runs a boarding house and saves money to crate Vincent's paintings to galleries, by night she translates the 800 letters between the brothers that are now acknowledged as some of the greatest letters in Western literature.
Starring Equity members Gina Timberlake and Mike Lowe, written and directed by Equity member Geoff Allen.
On from 27 February - 2 March at the Musgrove Studio, Maidment. Equity members pay $15 for tickets.
Auckland Fringe: Ticking Time Bomb
After a successful premier season, Ticking Time Bomb is back for its second outing as part of the 2013 Auckland Fringe Festival. The hilarious comedy starring Equity member Caroline Muller follows a small town watchmaker named Gerald, who becomes the talk of the town when some of the locals decide to play "matchmaker". Feeling judged and ridiculed by the entire town, poor old Gerald is forced to re-evaluate his way of life.
On from 6-8 March at the Whammy Bar, St Kevin's Arcade, K Rd. Tickets $15.
Last two nights of Elevator at The Basement
Elevator is an outstanding play written and co-produced by Jess Sayer, 2012 graduate of The Actors' Program, who also stars in the play along with Lauren Gibson (co-producer) and Michele Hine. All three are Equity members, with Jess on the national performers committee. Equity board member Cameron Rhodes directs.
The play is produced by Junket Theatre, of which Equity performers committee member Simea Holland, another 2012 graduate of The Actors Program, is a founder member. The complex script, centred around three women with secrets stuck in an elevator, is a real tribute to the efforts of Simea, Jess, Lauren, Michele and Cameron. Like true 21st century Kiwi actors this group is multi-talented and appear to move seamlessly between acting, producing and writing. Don't miss the last nights of this fantastic show - tickets $13.30 for Equity members.
Two new members' plays this week only
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2013 got off to a bang. Don't miss these Equity members' plays:
Bus Stop - on from 19 - 24 Feb. Equity tickets $15. TAPAC 2012 graduates and Equity members Jess Sayer (national performers committee) and Anoushka Klaus have co-written "Bus Stop" for Dark Horse Productions - an ensemble play charting the lives that pass through an Auckland bus stop and the secrets which are unravelled following a young man’s death. The play is being developed to tour high schools to bring awareness to youth suicide and the effect it has on those left behind in the wake of death.
Dolly Mixture - Award winning Equity member Yvette Parsons stars in Dolly Mixture, only on for three nights this week – Thursday 21 till Saturday 23 February. Psychic siblings Crispin and Misty-Lou Melville enjoy a close bond, and a family membership of the Rototuna Doll Collectors Association; but when uncanny happenings herald an eery presence, the Melville's turn to Satan. 18 Content may offend.
This weekend only! 'The importance of being earnest' - Hamilton
Nelson-based professional theatre company, Body in Space (Macbeth, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Metamorphoses, All the Fairy Tales You Know and Some You Don't) has been invited to perform at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival!
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