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Reviews of Hillary Clinton / Young Lover and Discharge goes back to school

by librarykris February 4, 2016

Review: Hillary Clinton / Young Lover Richard Meros is back. Older, more travelled, more ambitious in his attempt to bring about a golden age of trans-pacific partnerships.  He’s convinced Hillary Clinton needs a young lover to boost her poll ratings so that she can get into the White House. (And be in charge.) (Of the […]

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Preview: Hillary Clinton / Young Lover

by librarykris January 29, 2016

Dashing Millennial Richard Meros is back in town with a persuasive argument that outlines the conditions and possibilities of Hillary Clinton taking him as her Young Lover prior to the 2016 Presidential Election. (You may recall him attempting the same thing with Helen Clark before election night 2008.)  I asked him some questions before his […]

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Review: At the end of my hands

by librarykris January 29, 2016

Six performers from integrated company Equal Voices Arts, dressed simply in grey, black, and white, enact stories exploring Deaf culture for Deaf and hearing audiences. Stories such as flirtations at the swimming pool and getting busted for speeding (hilarious!) are contrasted with more touching stories. The performers Kylie Willis, Alex Lodge, Mihailo Ladjevac, Shaun Fahey, […]

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Review: Spring Awakening

by librarykris January 28, 2016

Seven children are pushed into a world where they fumble their way towards adulthood. Moritz and Thea are worried about their academic records. Wendla wants to know where babies come from. Martha’s not sure if her homelife is normal. Melchior has a lot of questions. Hänschen is trying to keep his head down. Ilse just […]

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It’s almost Arts Festival season!

by librarykris January 22, 2016

Wellingtonians rejoice for it is almost ARTS FESTIVAL SEASON! From the beginning of February through March we’ll be able to enjoy work in development, new and experimental acts, and some of the best stuff from around the world. First one to start is the Fringe Festival.  As they say on the website “Our festival is open access […]

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Reviews of two Christmas themed shows in Wellington

by librarykris December 10, 2015

This heading is not totally accurate as one of the shows consists of four different shows. You only need to buy one ticket to see the four shows, so for two tickets you can see five shows. Confused? Welcome to the reviews for Stages of Cheer  and A Christmas Karel Čapek at BATS Theatre! (Bring […]

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Wellington Theatre Awards 2015

by librarykris December 8, 2015

The Wellington Theatre Awards were held at Circa Theatre on Sunday night.  There were 191 shows in Wellington during 2015 – so much for this being a dying city. Hosted by James Nokise (angling to rename the awards the ‘Nokise’s’), with musical numbers by Carrie Green and Jack Buchanan it was an evening celebrating creativity, […]

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Review: The last five years

by librarykris December 4, 2015

Cathy is an actress. Jamie is a writer. Both of them are at the beginning of their careers when they meet. Five years later after success for both of them they are breaking up. Their individual stories are told from different point of the relationship. Cathy’s story starts at the end of the relationship and […]

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Review: All our sons

by librarykris November 13, 2015

World War I needs more men to fight and Maori from Mataira Mountain are being asked to go. Grandma Mataira is vehemently against their going. Her son Waru believes fighting alongside Pakeha will bring Maori equal rights in New Zealand. With his son Tai and Tai’s best Pakeha friend Alec Campbell, he volunteers. Their experience […]

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Evita

by Martha Craig November 9, 2015

If you suspect that I’m not an actual, fully qualified reviewer, you’d be correct. However, in this particular instance, I feel I have some expertise having watched the movie Evita, starring my pal Madonna. Armed with this extensive knowledge, and having wikipediaed Eva Peron (did you know Juan Peron popped her corpse in his dining room 20 years after […]

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