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What’s on this week Fringe?

by librarykris on March 21, 2018 in Festival

It’s the last week of the Fringe Festival *wails* Here is some publicity for shows.

How To ____ Us on at Gryphon Theatre to 21 March 2018

Teach. Hear. Protect. Lead. Build. See. Break. Understand. Inspire. Crush. Reach. Raise. Frustrate. Tell. Accept. Scare. Trust. Hurt. Annoy. Rescue. Challenge. Embarrass. Approach. Support. Punish. Free. Change. Influence. Release. Push. Guide. Manage. Unite. Ask. Involve. Affect. Defend. Love.
Ever wanted to speak Teen? Wellington Young Actors (Juniors) unlocks the box.

The Race on at BATS Theatre to 21 March 2018

The Hobson Street Theatre Company, in association with The Auckland City Mission bring you The Race: an unapologetic piece of theatre looking head on at how racism affects those experiencing homelessness in Aotearoa today. The company has been together since 2010, presenting 7 shows in that time. The shows are original, self devised pieces that offer the unique voice of a sometimes marginalised section of society and allow an important discussion around homelessness in Aotearoa to be had. HSTC bring a raw energy to live performance rarely seen on stage and this piece will be no different. Don’t miss this eye opening new work from a company renowned for their humour, spirit and depth.

Charmian Hughes-Bra Trek! on at BATS Theatre to 24 March 2018

A fairy godmother appears in your kitchen where you’ve been kept as an impoverished hostage for years, and grants you three wishes…are you really sure you want to waste a wish on marriage to a stranger who found your mangy old shoe?

London comedian Charmian asks – what if all the magical fairy tales you ever heard were designed to make you obey the status quo and ‘know your place’? Isn’t it time to stop trying to stuff the fat feet of our fantasies into the glass slipper of reality? Charmian’s Bra Trek invites Humanity to Bust out of the corsetry of the stereotypes that bind us and Boldly Go in search of our true selves.

Fear of Eggs on at BATS Theatre to 24 March 2018

Following on from ‘Knitting While Sleeping’ and ‘Feet.Us’, this is the third in a trilogy of dance & image theatre works around ideas of care, nurturing and the parent/child relationship. It is at once the most whimsical and the most personal work so far, and has a large cast of 11 young dancers.

Stupid Bitch on at Tarrant Dance Studios to 24 March 2018 

You know one! You’ve been called one! You’ve said it! This is a 50 minute experimental comedy theatre performance in the NZ Fringe Festival in Wellington co-devised by actress, Claire Waldron, and choreographer/director, Chris Jannides. It’s a comedy with dark edges that is predominantly a solo show featuring multiple female characters who might at times be called stupid bitch by others.  Sad, funny, poignant, original, this debut performance by monkeyhorse tests the collaborative potential of its creators, who, between them, draw on a wealth of experience in the performing arts.

 

She Wolf on at BATS Theatre to 24 March 2018

A daughter, princess, wife, queen, mother, warmonger, widow and crone…a monster?

She Wolf is a comedic commentary on Shakespeare’s dramatic characterisations of Queen Margaret of Anjou written and performed by Canadian comedian, actor and writer Gillian English. She Wolf has been performed to critical acclaim at Melbourne and Perth Fringes where Gill was nominated for the 2018 Best Comedy 2018 award.

(Sweary, rage-filled, politically and socially aware. Hilarious.)

The Loneliest Whale in the World on above Leroy’s Bar to 24 March 2018

The true-life story of a whale that’s captured human hearts. Imagine being lost, swimming across the Pacific, calling into the void and hearing nothing back in return. Is it too easy to picture? This one-woman show explores what loneliness means for us all, 1000 leagues under the sea.

Dr. W. Watkins has dedicated their life to searching for the 52 Hertz whale in their personal submarine. No one has ever seen this whale but she has been heard. She’s definitely a whale but she emits a mating call too low for any known species of whale to hear. Watkins follows the whale (nicknamed “Pam” by the dedicated and eccentric researcher) in order to find out what has caused Pam’s misfortune and whether in fact, she is as “lonely” as she seems.

 

 

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