SOMEONE LIKE YOU
written and directed by Chaz Harris
presented by Seriously Entertainment
at BATS, Wellington
From 2 Aug 2012 to 11 Aug 2012
Reviewed by: Helen Sims; Ewen Coleman (The Dominion Post); Lynn Freeman (Capital Times);
Award-winning Director presents a crushing new comedy
Chaz Harris, director of award-winning 101 Dates and The Shoe Box, will present his first play at BATS Theatre this season. Titled Someone Like You, the play explores some of Harris' personal experiences with romance and heartache.
Have you ever thought about giving up on love? Will Butler has. After a recent crush gone bad, he takes a self-proclaimed vow of celibacy. However, his hopelessly romantic flatmate Frankie and brutally honest co-worker Renee have other plans.
“Most people have experienced infatuation and heartache with a lot of interference from others” said Harris. “But sometimes, we need to look back and laugh about it if we're ever going to move on”.
It's a play about expectation and a play about love.
It's a play about fantasy and lies that aren't true.
It's a play about being gay and all of the above.
It's a play about heartbreak and someone like you.
Someone Like You is presented by Seriously Entertainment and will have its world premiere at BATS Theatre 2-11 August, 2012 with 8 performances. The cast is made up of 5 talented local performers including: Joshua Hopton Stewart, Imogen Thirlwall, Alana Zivanovic, Thom Adams and Josh McDonald.
About Chaz Harris
Chaz Harris worked on feature films and within the development team at Miramax Films in London before moving to New Zealand in 2006. He has since made short film The Shoe Box and the award-winning* web comedy 101 Dates (*LA Web Series Festival 2011). In 2010, he won Stuff.co.nz's Blog Idol 2 competition and wrote their popular Over the Rainbow blog. Someone Like You is his first time writing and directing for the stage and his next short film Broken Glass, a fantasy/drama about bullying and domestic violence, is currently in post-production.
Promotional video: WILL: http://youtu.be/fGWJoGiS6MQ
Will Butler – Joshua Hopton Stewart
Renee Robinson – Imogen Thirlwall
Frankie – Alana Zivanovic
Tom Walsh – Thom Adams
Dean Cooper – Josh McDonald
Writer/Director – Chaz Harris
Stage Manager – Charlotte Wells
Lighting – Brady Kuech
Sound – John-Paul McCarthy
Set Design – Theo Wijnsma
Make Up Artist – Rin Vejsawarn
Casting Director – Rebecca Parker
Publicity – Tory Whanau
Front of House – Luciana Marcoch, Bonnie Riley