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Opening 23 Jul 2014 at Turner Centre [Kerikeri]
KISS THE FISH
Karukam Island is the tropical paradise of everyone’s dreams but Sidu can’t wait to escape. Trapped in a life that is too slow, he yearns to be the next Freddie Mercury. But when an eco resort being built on the Island threatens his family’s traditional way of life, it’s up to Sidu to decide the fate of Karukam Island. Will he sacrifice his own dreams for the future of his people or will he kiss tradition goodbye? [more]

Opening 23 Jul 2014 at Fringe Bar, 26 Allen St [Wellington]
LET’S GO DUTCH
NETHERLANDS MAGICIAN FRITZ ALKEMADE INVITES YOU TO ‘GO DUTCH’ The Netherlands has a longstanding tradition in magic, and that tradition continues with Fritz Alkemade, who brings his award-winning one-man show Let’s GoDutch to Wellington’s Fringe Bar for one night, 23 July 2014. [more]

Opening 24 Jul 2014 at Whitireia Performance Centre, 25-27 Vivian Street [Wellington]
BILL MASSEY’S TOURISTS
Jan Bolwell tells the story of her grandfather, Arthur Gardiner, and his experiences on the Western Front in World War One in her new solo play. At first her grandfather is reluctant to talk about the war, but gradually she coaxes him to reveal what actually happened to him and his mates in the trenches of France and Flanders. ... [more]

Opening 25 Jul 2014 at Forum North [Whangarei]
KISS THE FISH
Karukam Island is the tropical paradise of everyone’s dreams but Sidu can’t wait to escape. Trapped in a life that is too slow, he yearns to be the next Freddie Mercury. But when an eco resort being built on the Island threatens his family’s traditional way of life, it’s up to Sidu to decide the fate of Karukam Island. Will he sacrifice his own dreams for the future of his people or will he kiss tradition goodbye? [more]

Opening 25 Jul 2014 at Mangere Arts Centre [Auckland]
Mana Wahine
Okareka Dance Company breaks new territory with their eagerly awaited new work Mana Wahine. Artistic directors Taiaroa Royal and Taane Mete lead a high calibre creative team to present a powerful new performance that personifies the strength of women. [more]

Opening 25 Jul 2014 at Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland LIVE [Auckland]
MAMIL: Middle Aged Man In Lycra
MARK HADLOW TRANSFORMS FROM SNAG TO MAMIL! Formerly a Sensitive New Age Guy (SNAG) in the 90s, one of New Zealand’s most beloved actors, Mark Hadlow, is a little older but his character none the wiser as he returns to the stage as the most polarising of species - a middle aged man in lycra. [more]

Opening 26 Jul 2014 at Hannah Playhouse (previously Downstage) [Wellington]
AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE
Join four actors as they explore the truth behind a different time and place. Through inventive play we're transported to World War One where a story emerges of two young men; one a keen enlister, the other a conscientious objector. As road cases transform to trenches, and a dusty collection of coats become a map of Europe, their stories collide on Flanders fields. [more]

Opening 26 Jul 2014 at Q Theatre, Rangatira [Auckland]
THE GOOD SOUL OF SZECHUAN
Prostitute Shen Te is a "tart with a heart"; compassionate and generous, even toward people who exploit her virtues. Three gods on a fact-finding mission reward her, the only good person they can find, with the means to start a small business. And that's when her troubles begin. [more]

Opening 26 Jul 2014 at Circa Two [Wellington]
CONSTELLATIONS
Marianne and Roland are polar opposites. A quantum physicist and a beekeeper. A big universe thinker and an everyday believer. CONSTELLATIONS confronts our questions of choice, control and certainty. It explores the macro and the micro, and in its search for meaning, discovers the beauty of insignificance. [more]

Opening 29 Jul 2014 at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave [Auckland]
AN UNSEASONABLE FALL OF SNOW
One way in, one way out. Deep down, Liam knows why he’s here. He has the answers to Arthur’s questions, but Arthur’s looking for far more than answers. A compelling mystery, with an unforeseeable twist, that interrogates truth, consequences, and the ultimate value of human life. [more]
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