Mixed up mes­sages

The Tribune (NZ) - - THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT - Tick­ets to Fri­day and Satur­day 7.30pm per­for­mances of The Good News with Amy Grif­fin-Brown, Har­riet Hughes and James Cain can be booked online at thedark­roomnz.com or on 354 5740. Tick­ets are $18 full or $14 con­ces­sion.

The Good News is a show about Bi­ble sto­ries based on spon­ta­neous sto­ry­telling where ev­ery chap­ter and verse is pre­sented just as they were re­called – mud­dled, mis­re­mem­bered and mas­sively mixed up.

In the fine oral tra­di­tion of Drunk History and the Na­ture Theater of Ok­la­homa, the Mak­ing Friends Col­lec­tive are tak­ing you back to Sun­day school with The Good News, a hi­lar­i­ous, high-energy look at our re­la­tion­ship with re­li­gion and the sto­ries we use to de­fine our­selves.

Johnny Craw­ford (lapsed Catholic) and Adam Goodall (Angli­can dropout) wanted to know how well peo­ple knew their Bi­ble sto­ries, so they asked friends, fam­ily, strangers and col­leagues to retell them with­out any prompts, cues, cor­rec­tions, or re­vi­sions.

These faulty rec­ol­lec­tions have been col­lated, and this Fri­day and Satur­day evening in The Dark Room clas­sic Bi­ble tales will be served up in all their man­gled glory. This is the Good Book, one mis­take at a time – no beards, no san­dals, but plenty of laughs.

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