White Rab­bit Red Rab­bit has global ac­claim

The Tribune (NZ) - - MONTHLY EVENTS CALENDAR INSIDE -

Crack­ing com­edy Stag Week­end con­tin­ues its six-week sea­son at Cen­tre­point Theatre this month to full houses and crit­i­cal ac­claim.

A stag party hunt­ing trip to the Tararuas for four over­con­fi­dent and un­der­qual­i­fied city boys be­comes in­creas­ingly danger­ous – and hi­lar­i­ous – as they fum­ble to­wards dis­cov­er­ing what it means to be a Kiwi bloke in 2016.

Later in May, Cen­tre­point launches its in­au­gu­ral Plays With a Pur­pose sea­son with head­lin­ing pro­duc­tion, the in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed White Rab­bit Red Rab­bit. The play is top se­cret. It has been sealed in­side an en­ve­lope, and the ac­tor per­form­ing it has never seen it. In fact, there is a new per­former ev­ery night, and each of them have only been told three es­sen­tials: Do not Google this play. Pre­pare to im­per­son­ate an ostrich. Once you start, you must fin­ish… no mat­ter what. Some might call it a play. Wildly un­pre­dictable and com­pletely un­for­get­table, this ‘theatre en­ter­tain­ment meets so­cial ex­per­i­ment’ is un­like any­thing, and will make you ques­tion ev­ery­thing.

Cen­tre­point Theatre will host a wide ar­ray of tal­ent from Manawatu and be­yond for White Rab­bit Red Rab­bit’s strictly lim­ited two-week sea­son, in­clud­ing: Geral­dine Bro­phy (How To Mur­der Your Wife), Laura Daniel (Jono and Ben), To­rum Heng (Go Girls), Laura Hill (Short­land Street), the Mod­ern Maori Quar­tet’s Jamie McCaskill, and So­phie Ham­ble­ton (West­side)… with more to be an­nounced.

Plays With a Pur­pose aims to pro­vide a launch­pad for dis­cus­sion of some ma­jor is­sues fac­ing us to­day. White Rab­bit Red Rab­bit plays along­side The Politi­cian’s Wife by Angie Far­row and a read­ing of Anders Lust­garten’s Lampe­dusa.

Tick­ets $18-$40. Book 06-354-5740 or cen­tre­point.co.nz.

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