The Blind Date Project

The Blind Date Project

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AMY HERZOG

Belleville

Direction
Oliver Driver

Design
John Verryt
Charlotte Rust
Sean Lynch
Thomas Press

Performance
Sophie Henderson
Karima Madut
Tawanda Manyimo
Matt Whelan

28.aug—
20.sep.14

This is no standard-issue thriller. It’s taut, genre-busting storytelling which grabs you from its first breath.

Zack and Abby are doing the whole twenty-something, expat thing in the most romantic city in the world. She’s teaching yoga and he’s saving lives, working for Doctors Without Borders. It’s enviable, it’s idyllic, it’s young love. But are they really living the dream or just sleeping with the enemy?

It kicks off with an awkward afternoon moment. She’s just caught him indulging in a little bit of online porn when he should be at work. And so our boy and our girl begin the delicate skirting of the abyss: in the co-dependency of their own creation, seismic shifts are occurring just beneath the surface. Sometimes the most dangerous lies are the ones you allow yourself to believe.

Throbbing with nerve-wracking tension and slow-burn intensity, this is a gripping portrait of intimacy on the edge of collapse. Amy Herzog is the next big thing internationally and this latest work caused a big fuss at Steppenwolf in Chicago last year. We're stoked to celebrate the formidable talent of our own Sophie Henderson in a breakout dramatic role.

Tickets

$ 30—
55

HERALD THEATRE

50 Mayoral Drive
09 970 9700
ticketmaster.co.nz

Theatre information

Performances

Monday and Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm

Preview: Thurs 28 Aug
Premiere: Fri 29 Aug
Closing: Sat 20 Sept

It’s the kind of thing Silo does best. A dark and human piece, well executed and with excellent performances.

The Pantograph Punch

Sophie Henderson and Matt Whelan give committed, brilliant, absorbing performances.

NZ Herald

Performance

  • Matt Whelan

    Matt Whelan

    Zack

  • Tawanda Manyimo

    Tawanda Manyimo

    Alioune

  • Karima Madut

    Karima Madut

    Amina

  • Sophie Henderson

    Sophie Henderson

    Abby

Production

  • Charlotte Rust

    Charlotte Rust

    Design

  • John Verryt

    John Verryt

    Design

  • Oliver Driver

    Oliver Driver

    Direction

  • Thomas Press

    Design

  • Sean Lynch

    Sean Lynch

    Design