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Stagecraft Theatre: In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play


In The Next Room or the vibrator play
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Performed by Stagecraft Theatre, Wellington
Directed by Robert Ormsby
Venue: Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee St, Wellington
Season: 7-10 Sept at 8pm, 11 Sept at 3pm, 13-14 Sept at 6.30pm, and 15-17 Sept at 8pm

A beautifully funny story about a journey from marriage to love
In the Next Room or the vibrator play is a provocative, funny, touching and marvellously entertaining story about a young doctor and his wife.
Dr Givings is obsessed with the marvels of new technology and what it can do for his patients. He is not sure exactly how a new electric device helps the women he treats - but they do keep coming back.
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Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

Rabbit Hole
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Performed by Backyard Theatre Productions
Directed by Tanya Piejus
Venue: Gryphon Theatre
Season: 20-30 July 2011

It's been 8 months since Becca and Howie's 4-year-old son Danny ran out into the road after his dog and was hit by a car. Their grief is still pronounced as they struggle to get back to normality, but they're grieving in very different, and incompatible, ways. Then Becca's wayward sister Izzy announces she's pregnant.

Starring this year's Wellington V48 Hours Best Actress award winner, Rebecca Parker, Rabbit Hole is a beautifully observed, witty but empathetic play that draws from the reservoir of feelings common to anyone who has experienced the landscape-shifting vacuum left by a death in the family.

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Butterfly Creak Theatre Troupe - Oleanna by David Mamet

Oleanna
Written by: David Mamet
Performed by: Butterfly Creak Theatre Troupe
Directed by John Marwick
Venue: Muritai School Theatre, Eastbourne
Season: 23 June - 2 July 2011

A controversial adult drama by one of America's foremost playwrights about a university lecturer and one of his young woman students. It’s about how a teacher who misuses his power can seriously damage a vulnerable student. Or maybe it’s about how political correctness can be carried to extremes and damage the lives of well-meaning people. It’s about sexual harassment – or maybe it’s about extreme feminism. 

When this piece opened on Broadway fights broke out between members of the audience. Come and see it for yourself!

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice - Stagecraft Wellington

 

Stagecraft Theatre presents

“The Rise and Fall of Little Voice”
Written By Jim Cartwright
Performed by Stagecraft Theatre Wellington
Directed by Mark Da Vanzo
Venue: The Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee St, Wellington
Season: 6 – 16 July 2011

The play that inspired the motion picture Little Voice, starring Jane Horrocks and Brenda Blethyn

[update] A review is now available here [end update]

Painfully shy Little Voice lives alone with her imposing mother who drives her into her bedroom, listening to her beloved father's records.

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AUDITIONS: In The Next room or The Vibrator Play, Directed by Rob Ormsby, Stagecraft Wellington

“In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play”
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Performed by Stagecraft Theatre, Wellington
Directed by Rob Ormsby.
Season: 7-17 Sept 2011
Venue: The Gryphon Theatre
Audition date: Sat 11 June 2011
Rehearsals: Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday afternoons.

IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play written by Sarah Ruhl is a provocative, funny, touching and marvellously entertaining story about a young doctor and his wife. Dr. Givings is obsessed with the marvels of new technology and what it can do for his patients. His wife, Catherine Givings, is only a bystander in her husband's world - listening at the door from the next room as he treats his female patients. Dr. Givings is not sure exactly how the new electric device helps the women he treats - but they do keep coming back. The only woman whose problem is not helped by the doctor is his own wife who longs to connect with him - but not electrically.

A beautifully funny story about a journey from marriage to love.
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Stagecraft Wellington: Foreskin's Lament



Foreskin's Lament
Written by Greg McGee
Performed by Stagecraft Theatre, Wellington
Sound design by: Simon Boyes
Lighting design by: Don Blackmore
Directed by Kathi George
Season: Wed 18 to Sat 21 May 2011 at 8 pm, Sun 22 May at 3 pm, Tues 24 and Wed 25 May at 6.30 pm, Thurs 26 to Sat 28 May at 8 pm
Venue: The Gryphon Theatre (home of Stagecraft Wellington)

‘A landmark play in the history of NZ theatre’

‘A quantum leap forward in NZ drama’

‘Regarded by many as the greatest NZ play ever’

In New Zealand a rugby player is an everyman, and the game and play present a model of society. There are elements of the play that discuss the brutal and sometimes very ugly side of the rugby culture in New Zealand – particularly in regard to sexism and homophobia.

The play is set in 1976 and looks forward to the 1981 Springbok Tour.


Before the play starts, Ken has been kicked in the head at practice (deliberately, by the ambitious Clean) and, though clearly unwell, is urged by Tupper to play the grudge match against Ngapuk. (It has been suggested that the misnamed character “Clean” was based on Robert Muldoon.)

Foreskin’s Lament is on the Secondary Schools Syllabus, and bookings from several schools have already been received. In addition, Stagecraft Theatreis fortunate that Greg McGee has agreed to help promote our production of his play,
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Wellington Repertory: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead!
Written by Tom Stoppard
Performed by Wellington Repertory Theatre
Directed by Tim C Yarrow
Season: 4-18 June 2011
Venue: The Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee Street, Wellington.

"There is an art to the building up of suspense", and in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the suspense is built by more than luck alone!
This tragi-comedy by Tom Stoppard is brought to the stage by Wellington Rep newcomer Tim C Yarrow.

The play follows the journey of the title’s protagonists as they weave their way in and out of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, questioning their existence; their identity and the meta-theatrical content that follows them throughout the play.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern will come to the Gryphon Theatre in June 2011.
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Shoreside Theatre, Auckland: Proof


Proof
Written by David Auburn
Performed by Shoreside Theatre, Auckland
Directed by James Bell
Season: Thurs 28 April – Sat 7 May 2011 (Times: Wed to Sat – 8:00 PM. Additional Saturday Matinee Performance 2:00 PM. Sun 1 May Performance 5:00 PM. No Show Mon/Tues)
Performance runs 2 hours 30 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

Twenty five year old Catherine has put her life on hold to look after her father Robert, a brilliant mathematician who has been incapacitated in recent years by a prolonged mental illness.
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Playbox Theatre, Christchurch: The Little Mermaid and other stories, songs and poems



The Little Mermaid and other stories, songs and poems
Performed by Playbox Theatre
Directed by Jayde Braxton
Season: 21 April to 1 May (6.30pm Thursdays & Fridays, 11.00am & 2.00pm Saturdays and Sundays, no performances Monday to Wednesday) 8 performances only.
Venue: The Open Stage theatre (located at Hagley Community College, 510 Hagley Ave, Christchurch)
All tickets $6.50

Playbox Theatre presents: The Little Mermaid and other stories, songs and poems
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Porirua Little Theatre: The Wizard of Oz


The Wizard of Oz
Book by L. Frank Baum
Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y Harburg
Performed by Porirua Little Theatre
Director: Robert Ormsby
Musical Director: Stephen Gibbs
Choreographer: Debroah Hale
Design: Anna Lowe
Lighting Design: John Mahan
Season: 13-30 April 2011 All performances 7:30pm. Extra matinee performance 2pm Saturdays

We’re off to see the Wizard! And all the wonderful characters from this timeless classic! Young Dorothy is swept away by a tornado, over the rainbow and dropped her into the middle of a crazy new world.