No More Dancing in the Good Room

No More Dancing in the Good Room

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MARIUS VON MAYENBURG
TRANSLATED BY MAJA ZADE

Perplex

Direction
Sophie Roberts

Design
Daniel Williams
Elizabeth Whiting
Thomas Press
Sean Lynch

Performance
Kura Forrester
Natalie Medlock
Nic Sampson
Sam Snedden

Presented in association with Auckland Live.

10.nov—
3.dec.16

Couple A arrive home from holiday to find their house out of sorts. Couple B had been housesitting and haven’t paid the electricity bill. Couple B arrive home to find that Couple A have let themselves in and have moved their things around. It’s all a bit perplexing.

Kicking off just like any other domestic comedy, PERPLEX quickly devolves into a nonsensical game of blurred lines and morphed characters. From the appearance of an elk, Nietzsche and a Nazi, to nude discussions of Darwin — this is one hell of a mind bender.

German playwright Marius von Mayenburg throws theatrical conventions at the fourth wall till it breaks. Actors swap characters like hats and there are absolutely no rules in this wild, absurdist deconstruction of personal identity and theatre itself.

Riffing on the realities we create and the constant reinvention of ourselves, PERPLEX is a deeply funny and incredibly bizarre farce about nothing and everything at the same time.

*Contains nudity

Tickets

$ 24—
55

HERALD THEATRE

50 Mayoral Drive
09 970 9700

ticketmaster.co.nz

Theatre information

Performances

Tues and Wed at 7pm
Thurs through Sat at 8pm
Sun at 5pm

Preview: Thurs 10 Nov
Premiere: Fri 11 Nov

Performance

  • Kura Forrester

    Kura Forrester

    Kura

  • Natalie Medlock

    Natalie Medlock

    Natalie

  • Nic Sampson

    Nic Sampson

    Nic

  • Sam Snedden

    Sam Snedden

    Sam

Production

  • Sophie Roberts

    Sophie Roberts

    Direction

  • Daniel Williams

    Daniel Williams

    Design

  • Elizabeth Whiting

    Elizabeth Whiting

    Design

  • Thomas Press

    Thomas Press

    Design

  • Sean Lynch

    Sean Lynch

    Design