Based on the book by Richard Meros
Performed by Heleyni Pratley
Directed by Eleanor Bishop
at BATS Theatre, Wellington
From 2 Oct 2012 to 6 Oct 2012
The Basement Studio, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 4 Mar 2013 to 7 Mar 2013
Globe Theatre, Dunedin
From 14 Mar 2013 to 17 Mar 2013
Reviewed by: John Smythe; Ewen Coleman (The Dominion Post); Jan Maree; Sharon Matthews;
Defeated after a love obsession with Helen Clark turns rancid, Richard Meros, author of On the Conditions and Possibilities of Helen Clark taking me as her Young Lover, proposes we must combat the dystopian control exercised by love, lust and marriage. We must privatise our loves and bodies, assigning RandyCorp as the sole arbiter.
Will you trust the RandyCorp proposal? Will you follow Meros to the assembly line?
Richard Meros has specifically chosen activist and artist Heleyni Pratley to create the theatrical adaptation of this satirical novel. The show weaves Heleyni's personal narrative of heartbreak, her own obsession with Helen Clark, and her fascination with science and transhumanism to create a truly unique and personal adaptation of Privatising Parts.
A satirical comment on our current culture of privatisation, the audience is invited into Heleyni's science lab to witness her proposal for New Zealand. Armed with a live webcam, a stack of YouTube evidence, dramatic use of science experiments and her best song and dance routines, Heleyni will prove to you that privatising love in New Zealand is the way forward.
Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to www.aucklandfringe.co.nz
PRIVATISING PARTS plays
4th – 7th March, 7pm Duration: 60 minutes
Venue: The Basement Studio, Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD Tickets: Adult $15, Concession $13
Bookings: iTicket - www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000
DUNEDIN FRINGE 2013
March 14, 15, 16, 17;
9:00pm (14-17), 2:00pm (16)