Re­turn to clown role

The Tribune (NZ) - - ENJOY! -

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; hello@cen­tre­point.co.nz.

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