07 June 2012 - 30 June 2012
Venue: Maidment Theatre
Running time: 2 hours, 5 minutes including interval
Telephone bookings and enquiries: (09) 308 2383
Open Dialogue: Wed 13 Jun at 6.30pm*
Twentysomething: Thurs 14 Jun
NZ Sign Language interpreted performances: Mon 18th June
"...moments of potency that testify to the extraordinary emotive force of live theatre." - NZ Herald
"...one of the best productions Auckland theatre has seen in a very, very long time." - Auckland Now
"riveting, heart-wrenching theatre" - Theatreview
by Nina Raine
Direction: Shane Bosher
Design: John Verryt, Sara Taylor, Vera Thomas and Sean Lynch
Performance: Michael Hurst, Catherine Wilkin, Emmett Skilton, Fern Sutherland, Jodie Hillock and Leon Wadham
STOP ARGUING. START TALKING.
Billy’s fiercely idiosyncratic, un-PC family are their own tiny empire. They’ve got their own private language, jokes and rules. You can be as rude as you like, as possessive as you like and as critical as you like. After all, arguments are an expression of love, aren’t they? Born deaf, Billy’s adapted brilliantly to his hearing family’s conventionally unconventional ways, but they’ve never bothered to return the favour. It’s not until he meets Sylvia that he finally understands what it means to be understood; but is anybody else listening?
Brilliantly funny, defiantly engaging. Theatre that will leave you speechless.
From the writer of RABBIT.
*Join the debate about SILO work in 2012 with Open Dialogue. In a deliberately provocative marriage of conversation and commentary, a panel of experts and egos will wax lyrical about the plays and the challenges they throw up to the wider world. Taking place immediately prior to the performance on Wed 13 June, free admission.