Drama misfits at Massey
The characters of a newly-created play are the kids your parents warned you about but writer Shivarn Stewart encourages people to come along and hang out with some misfits.
The Massey University Drama Society’s latest play Misfits is an adaptation of the English TV show and Stewart said the characters have: ‘‘no morals, no culture and no clue’’.
And they also become super-powered, Stewart said.
‘‘After a freak electrical storm hits and things start to go crazy, mind-reading and manslaughter is the new normal.’’
First time director Ethan Burmeister said he was excited about exploring the play’s unique characters.
‘‘This production is full of reluctant, incompetent and criminal characters, and so it is so intriguing to see what happens when they are faced with the idea of what a superhero should be,’’ he said.
‘‘There are so many moments that are completely ridiculous but unnervingly easy to relate to. This is a thrilling, dark and hilarious show and we are pulling absolutely no punches – so don’t bring grandma . . . or do, she might just like it.’’
The drama society is Massey’s oldest club on record and they hold a show in the first and second semester each year.
Not just for drama students, members are encouraged to get involved in writing, directing or anything else involved in the production.
Misfits opens on May 19 and runs for six shows at Palmerston North’s The Dark Room.
The cast of Misfits. From left, Naya Torlesse, Emma Campbell, Connor Skoglund, Finn Maloney, Morgan Parker-Corney.