TINY SPECTACLE / SHITTY LYRICISM
HONEY and THE BOY AND THE BICYCLE
by Joseph Harper
at BATS, Wellington
From 21 Aug 2012 to 25 Aug 2012
The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 11 Sep 2012 to 15 Sep 2012
Reviewed by: Maryanne Cathro; Ewen Coleman (The Dominion Post); Lexie Matheson;
Hello. These are two short shows (45mins each) that I have made over the last couple of years and am running together as a kind of ‘deluxe combo package'.
The first show is called Honey. It is about love and won the award for ‘best newcomer' at the 2012 Fringe Festival (the real one in Wellington). It features kissing and earnestness and backyard astronomy and leaps of broken logic and mice and cheese and easy-going colloquial language.
The second show is called The Boy and the Bicycle. It is about depression and it won Playmarket's Playwrights b425 Competition. It features live biking and spider-webs and muddied nostalgia and angst! angst! angst! and cellos and Sir Edmund Hillary.
They're attempts to express what it feels like to be a person who is alive and alone and surrounded by other people and maybe feeling trepidation but is alive nonetheless. They're shows about contact and isolation; with people and one's self and one's astral plane.
I really hope you can find the time to come and see the shows.
BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington
Tues 21 – Sat 25 August 2012, 8pm
$10 (concession) and $15 (regular).
Book tickets here: http://bats.co.nz/shows/tiny-spectacle-shitty-lyricism/
Thanks for reading