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Wings | Women Like Us
June 16 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 pm
One event on June 16, 2019 at 2:00 am
A double bill of short plays written by New Zealand women.
Wings is a tense, tightly-plotted family drama by Jess Sayer, one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed contemporary playwrights. Three estranged sisters reunite after years apart for a road-trip to their mother’s funeral. The journey through their divided presents to a shared past takes the audience with the sisters into the darkness, secrets, and love encompassed by ‘family.’
Women Like Us, by Helen Varley Jamieson, debuted at Dunedin’s Globe Theatre as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. Twenty five years later, the play is still hilarious, touching, and asks challenging questions about what we want and deserve from our government today.
Play dates: 15–22 June
Times: 7pm. Matinée Sunday 16th, 2pm. No show Monday 17th.
New Athenaeum Theatre, 23 The Octagon
$21 waged, $19 unwaged, $10 high school students in groups of 5+ (door only).
Content warnings: suicide, violence, mental illness, sexual violence mention, miscarriage mention, child and religious abuse mention. Discretion advised.
There will be an informal Q&A with the directors and cast and crew members after the matinée on the 16th.
Limited door sales available—online booking recommended.
A school resource guide is available for this production.
Tickets onsale May 26th.
Starring Kimberly Buchan, Kat Poharama and Thirza Violet Brizzell
Directed by Beth Waite and Kerry Lane
Produced by Kerry Lane
Proudly presented by Little Scorpion Productions.
Generously supported by the Dunedin City Council and the University of Otago Performing Arts Fund.