Return to clown role
Jarod Rawiri will return to his inner clown in a show for the whole family.
The Shortland Street actor, who plays fan favourite Mo Hannah, is coming to Centrepoint Theatre with his theatre troupe White Face Crew for a strictly limited four-show season of the critically-acclaimed Double Derelicts. Two colourful street characters go head to head in a city park. What begins as an hilarious duet turns into a charming tale when a gloomy businessman interrupts their daily routine. Will his dark clouds engulf them or can they turn his frown upside down?
‘‘I guess it’s little known that I’ve always had this interest in physical and improvised theatre,’’ says Rawiri. ‘‘The cast and crew here [at Shortland Street], whenever I tell them I’m doing this clown show they give me a sideways look a little bit….there’s a few clowns walking around Shortland Street in the cast already.’’
Share the joy and tomfoolery of the award winning White Face Crew in a superbly choreographed show, involving couch leaping, shoe stealing, and good old-fashioned clowning around. From the masters of physical theatre and dance, Double Derelicts is guaranteed to amuse and impress. Double Derelicts has been performed throughout New Zealand including Christchurch and Auckland, in the Ahi Kaa AK Festival 2015 in Wellington, and at the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival. This will be White Face Crew’s first season in Manawatu.
‘‘every movement and expression with truth, wonder and magic … simply astounding to behold’’ - Theatreview
Double Derelicts, starring Jarod Rawiri, Justin Haiu and Tama Jarman, runs at Centrepoint Theatre from October 5-8 at 6.30pm. Tickets $20. Bookings 06-354-5740; centrepoint.co.nz; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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