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The Wife Who Spoke Japanese In Her Sleep

THE WIFE
WHO SPOKE JAPANESE
IN HER SLEEP
Is the first play of Stagecraft’s 2012 season… a quirky comedy/drama written by award-winning New Zealand poet, novelist and playwright, Vivienne Plumb. Described as a “21st century Antipodean Shirley Valentine" , this play beautifully portrays Japanese culture while allowing us to laugh at our own Kiwi ways.
Honey Tarbox is an ordinary Kiwi housewife with ordinary quarter acre dreams, until one night she inexplicably begins speaking Japanese in her sleep. Immediately the wheels are set in motion for Honey's extraordinary transformation from suburban housewife into sleep-talking media megastar. Her life starts to grow beyond her house-wife bound existence, but where does this leave her recently retired husband Howard, who thinks only of the Garden Club and his yuccas?
This play addresses transformation, embracing change and celebrates cultural diversity. It also showcases aspects of Japanese culture, and director Shannon Tubman is excited about blending elements of Japanese Kabuki theatre with modern audiovisual effects . She has also involved experts in language, Japanese theatre and in martial arts in the rehearsal process to assist the actors with their own transformations into their characters….
The Wife Who Spoke Japanese In Her Sleep is on at the Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee street and runs as follows :
21st to 24th March - 8pm
25th March – 3pm
27th and 28th March – 6.30pm
29th to 31st March – 8pm
Tickets : $22 waged, $20 unwaged, $18 for groups of 10 or more .
2 for $22 night Thursday 22 March.
Booking/delivery fees may apply

Bookings http://www.stagecraft.co.nz or ph 0508iticket ( 0508 484253)
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Stagecraft Theatre: The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep


The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep
Written By: Vivienne Plumb
Performed by: Stagecraft Theatre
Directed by: Shannon Tubman
Venue: The Gryphon Theatre, Wellington
Season: Wed 21 March 2012 to Sat 31 March.


Is the first play of Stagecraft’s 2012 season… a quirky comedy/drama written by award-winning New Zealand poet, novelist and playwright, Vivienne Plumb. Described as a “21st century Antipodean Shirley Valentine" , this play beautifully portrays Japanese culture while allowing us to laugh at our own Kiwi ways.
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Auckland Community Theatre Trust 2011 Play Competition Nominations

Auckland Community Theatre Trust to hand out awards for 2011 plays

Congratulations to all individuals and societies who have been nominated in the AMI Auckland Community Theatre Trust's 2011 Theatre Awards competition.

The awards ceremony (Hosted this year by Auckland comedy legend Jan Maree) is scheduled for 7pm, Saturday 10 March 2012.
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AUDITIONS: Ladies for Hire, Directed by Claire Hewitt, Stagecraft Wellington

Audition Notice: Ladies for Hire.
Written by: Alison Quigan
Performed by Stagecraft Theatre
Directed by: Claire Hewitt
Season: 30 May to 9 June 2012
Performance Venue: The Gryphon Theatre, Wellington
Audition Dates: Sat 24 and Sun 25 March 2012

The Saint Mary's church choir is the most liked and well-known choir in Palmerston North. The heart and soul of the community, the ladies in the choir provide the congregation with life, joy and music, until the new parish priest decides he wants a choir to impress the bishop - and these ladies aren't it! So the women go it alone and become Ladies for Hire - choir hire, that is.
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2011 Full Length Play Competition Results

Congratulations to all winners in the Wellington Theatre Federation's 2011 full length play competition.

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Details of Stagecraft Theatre's 2012 Season

Stagecraft Theatre 2012 Season Details Anounced

Stagecraft Theatre has anounced that it will be producing another 5 full length plays in 2012.

Preliminary details of the productions are:

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Stagecraft Theatre: Nosferatu - Vampyre of the Night

"Nosferatu -Vampyre of the Night"
(Adapted by Simon Boyes and Mary Coffey;
Directed by Simon Boyes)

Imagine a life without feeling pleasure , pain, love ...or guilt

In this brand new adaptation of FW Murnau's 1922 silent film, “Nosferatu”, the classic Dracula story becomes a dark, moving portrayal of the vampire and his inability to live life as he so desperately craves – as a human.

Set in the 1850’s, solicitor Jonathan Hutter leaves behind his new wife and journeys unwillingly and naively to Transylvania. There he stays with the mysterious Count Orlok in order to transact the Counts’ purchase of a large London property. Succumbing to the power of the Nosferatu ( the ‘Bird of Death’), Jonathan is unable to stop the Count departing for his home town in England on a ship loaded with coffins.

When a mysterious plague appears after Orlok’s arrival, Jonathan’s wife Ellen and her doctor Professor Van Helsing discover The Book of the Vampires and realise in horror that the Nosferatu and his followers are now amongst them.

Can Orlok be released from his haunted, savage and insatiable existence? and what price do Ellen, Jonathon and Lucy have to pay?
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Midnight Performance Planned for Nosferatu, Vampyre of the Night

Midnight Performance Planned for Nosferatu, Vampyre of the Night
Written by: Simon Boyes and Mary Coffey

Performed by Stagecraft Theatre, Wellington
Venue: Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee St, Wellington
Friday 11 November 2011, 11.59pm.

Stagecraft Theatre has announced a special dress-up midnight gala performance for it's current production - Nosferatu, Vampyre of the Night.

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AUDITIONS: Comedy of Errors Directed by Florence McFarlane

‎16 October

Auditions for William Shakespeare's COMEDY OF ERRORS 

A wry look at Queensland's gold coast culture

Bard in the Yard Summer Shakespeare as part of the Welllington Fringe Festival 2012

Directed by Florence McFarlane
Performed by Butterfly Creek Theatre Troupe, Eastbourne

Performances (outdoor if fine): 28, 29 February 1, 2, 3 March 2012

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AUDITIONS: Nosferatu, Directed by Simon Boyes, Stagecraft Wellington




Audition Notice: Nosferatu, Vampyre of the night.
Written and Directed by Simon Boyes
Performed by Stagecraft Theatre, Wellington
Season: 9-19 November 2011
Venue: The Gryphon Theatre, Wellington
Audition Venue: Upper chamber - Toi Poneke Wellington Arts Centre Abel Smith Street
Audition Date/Time: Sunday 4 September: 10am - Noon, or 1pm-3pm, and Monday 5 September: 6pm to 8pm

This haunting production, based on Murnau’s 1922 thriller blended with key aspects of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, will have audiences on the edge of their seats.