BAXTER IN THE DARK, TE RONGO O TE WAIRUA
director Dwayne Henshilwood
at Meteor Theatre, Hamilton
21 Sep 2012
Reviewed by: Liza Kire;
This show will have the audience experience something quizzical, on the edge and different. Theatre in the absolute dark with some of Hamilton's poets, musicians and performers will be a first for Hamilton, and possibly a world first according to director Dwayne Henshilwood.
The audience will follow the human journey through James K Baxter's poetry, interspersed with music and performance from some of Hamilton's most accomplished artists. There will also be food offered echoing the movement of ‘dark restaurants' springing up, around the world. These restaurants were the initial inspiration for the show. J K Baxter, one of New Zealand's cultural treasures provides a medium and further inspiration for a truly Kiwi lens on this multi-sensory experience.
Through generous sponsorship this event will be free of charge, but there will be limited seats and it is a one off show, Dwayne suggests the audience turn up early to ensure a seat.
Courtesy of talented local artists this ambitious project aims to showcase brilliance and share an extraordinary experience in true ‘Fringe Festival' style.
Friday 21st Sept 6pm