YOUNG & HUNGRY 2012
FLASH by Kate Morris, directed by David Lawrence
GAMEPLAN by Dan Bain, directed by Mel Camp
DEADLINES by Adam Goodall, directed by Leo Gene Peters
at BATS, Wellington
From 6 Jul 2012 to 21 Jul 2012
Reviewed by: John Smythe; Ewen Coleman (The Dominion Post); Lynn Freeman (Capital Times); Samuel Phillips (The Lumiere Reader);
We're celebrating our 18th Birthday at Young & Hungry with another sweet-as festival season at BATS Theatre, 6 – 21 July 2012.
With the 2012 Mayan end of the world nigh, it's survival of the fittest with three plays about outwitting, outplaying and outlasting the competition.
Young and Hungry is an annual theatre festival created by young people with the intention of making accessible, unique and completely new theatre.
Flash by Kate Morris examines the negative way that social media can be used, and the very true statement that sometimes a photo is more than a photo.
What would you do if a revealing photo of you was released to your friends and colleagues? How would you argue your innocence when being faced with suspension or expulsion? Flash features some young and passionate up and coming actresses as the five girls who are sent to the principal's office to plead their innocence in front of their recently graduated media studies teacher whose well-intentioned school project has gone awry.
Flash is a fantastic must-see for everyone, but especially those who have or know someone who has a Facebook, twitter, bebo, MySpace or tumblr account.
Dylan and his friends are broke and good at one thing - video games. They need 10 grand and fast, but there aren't any end level bosses guarding treasure in real life.... Or are there?
What happens when a team of nerds and social rejects try to take their on-screen skills into real life? Can video games train you to be awesome? To take control of your destiny? Or to at least be able to talk to girls?
Gameplan is for anyone who's been broke, picked up a controller or been caught in suspicious circumstances with their flat mates undies.
Director Melanie Camp says, “Gameplan is a ghost train ride through your living room and into your Xbox and then back through your living room again and then there's a big monster at the end that makes you wet your pants (almost).”
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Convoluted killer conspiracy causes chaos in classrooms!
Nothing out-of-the-ordinary ever happens at Wellington's prestigious Arrowhead High School, and that's just the way Tracey Aldridge, the ambitious head photographer for Arrowhead's student newspaper, doesn't like it.
But when arrogant new student Daniel Ward barrels into Tracey's life with wild claims of murders and cover-ups within Arrowhead's student body, Tracey is thrust into an investigation where the money shot could come at a steep price...
Inspired by a love affair with conspiracy theory narratives, Deadlines by Adam Goodall gives a nostalgic reflection on high school, and it's cruel and violent world that celebrates the defiance and boldness of the obnoxious high school student.
Featuring a fresh-faced cast full of enthusiasm, Deadlines is dramatic, “bloody” self-centred, and embodies the essence a school newspaper.
A season pass is a bargain, letting you experience the whole festival for less - $45 for Adults and $36 for Concession tickets lets you see all three shows over the two week season.
Y&H WELLINGTON SEASON
Friday 6 July – Saturday 21 July 2012 (no shows Sun/Mon)
BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington
Bookings: 04 802 4175 or www.bats.co.nz
Tickets: $18 / $14 / School group 10+ $12
Season Pass: $45 / $36 / $30
Finlay -- Kesava Beaney
Vanessa -- Ariana Manning
Cami -- Lauren Wilson
Phoebe -- Cassandra Cleland
Mel -- Iris Henderson
Jules -- Charlotte Pleasants
Assistant Director -- Bronwyn Cheyne
Stage Manager -- Kate Norquay
Set Design -- Wai Mihinui & Jaimee Warda
Lighting Design -- Angelique Collins
Costume Design -- Jaimee Warda & Wai Mihinui
Sound Design -- Annabella Gamboni
Dylan HEADSHOT Davis -- Diesel McGrath
Michael GREYSTALKER Mafoe -- Ryan Knighton
Raymond RAYGUN Gunter -- Jason Tolley
Dawn GAMECHICK Heary -- Grace Uivel
Nadia Ossler -- Angela Fitzharris
Joo-eun Sin -- Dexie Joaquin
Marcus Downes -- Jack Blomfield
Sara Hills -- Rosie Alldridge
Stage Manager -- Rebecca Hall
Set Design -- Jen Eccles
Lighting Design -- Ingrid Saker
Costume Design -- Sian Tate
Sound Design -- Te Aihe Butler
Tracy Aldridge + others -- Catriona Tipene
Diana Burns + others -- Alice Pearce
Daniel Ward + others -- Maxwell Apse
Ringo Wilder + others -- Jack Hallahan
Rachel Barrington + others -- Molly Wilson
Nick Copley + others -- Drew Brown
Brandon Dell + others -- Mitchell Bernard
Mr. Carter + others -- Jacob Dale
Louise Masters + others -- Gabby Anderson
Howard Kolchak + others -- Aaron Pyke
Oswald Wallace + others -- Reuben Todd
Stage Manager/Ast Director -- Tabitha Besley
Set Design -- Natalie Theodorisdis
Lighting Design -- Tony Black
Costume Design -- Abigail Helsby
Sound Design -- Shaun D. Wilson