SQUARE EYE PAIR
Chicken Legs Theatre
at Fringe Bar, Cnr Cuba & Vivian, Wellington
From 16 Feb 2011 to 19 Feb 2011
The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 3 Mar 2011 to 10 Mar 2011
Fortune Theatre Studio, Dunedin
From 18 Jun 2012 to 23 Jun 2012
The Basement -return season, Auckland
From 26 Jun 2012 to 30 Jun 2012
Reviewed by: Fiona McNamara; Keziah Warner; Ben Blakely; Sharu Delilkan (Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog); Nik Smythe;
Are you addicted to your television?
Chicken Legs Theatre is proud to present their debut production, an original and bitingly funny satire on today's media and entertainment orientated society.
Witness the falling out of two TV obsessed best friends in the anti-bromantic comedy of the year. You'll be talking about it, during the ad breaks, for weeks to come.
17 Feb 8:00pm (Thu)
18 Feb 8:00pm (Fri)
19 Feb 8:00pm (Sat)
Fringe Addict Card Holder $10.00
Duration: 1 hour
The Fringe Bar
191 Cuba St
From: 191 Cuba St
Ph: 04 801 5007
Square Eye Pair will be performed at
The Basement as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival
3rd of March at 5:30pm,
5th of March and 10th of March at 8:30pm.
Winner Best Comedy, 2011 Auckland Fringe Festival.
Square Eye Pair is the story of a ‘bromance' between two TV-obsessed best friends. Friends since school, Richard and Max now live together, spending most of their time glued to the screen. This is the story of what happens when you start looking for something more.
"genuinely funny and unpretentious" – Rhys Darby
Square Eye Pair is a new comedy written by Eli Matthewson and Hamish Parkinson. It debuted at the 2011 New Zealand and Auckland Fringe Festivals. This year, backed by Rhys Darby's Awesomeness Comedy, they are performing it in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the renowned Gilded Balloon. Max and Richard played by Eli and Hamish, are joined on stage by actress Elise Whitson who plays three characters.
“The play is an exploration of friendship,” says Matthewson. “Both of us have observed how friendships that form in high school change in unexpected ways. Our characters call themselves ‘best friends' but over the course of the play it becomes more apparent it is just a label.”
Parkinson adds, “We also want to explore the role of television and how it becomes an important part of their lives. During the play there are segments that emulate popular television genres, but these only emphasize the shallowness of their friendship.”
26 – 30 June 2012
Book at: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2012/jun/square-eye-pair
Featuring: Eli Matthewson, Hamish Parkinson and Brynley Stent
Eli Matthewson (Max)
Hamish Parkinson (Richard)
Elise Whitson (Dorothy, Grace and Tracy Trist)