by Toa Fraser
directed by Alex Wilson
presented by Counterpoint
at Allen Hall Theatre, Dunedin
From 18 Oct 2012 to 20 Oct 2012
Reviewed by: Jennifer Aitken;
"Cuts to the heart of the personal and the political, revealing an appealing community of opposites." – The Times
Toa Fraser's Bare – an often hilarious, sometimes harrowing, always heartfelt look into what makes contemporary Aotearoa tick. Cited as one of the most unique New Zealand plays of the 20th century, Bare presents us with 18 different characters whom are struggling to make sense of their own lives and where they are going.
Performed by a strong cast of Allen Hall graduates who not only play multiple characters but also to sing, dance and beatbox in this great evening of entertainment.
Counterpoint is a newly formed theatre company that wishes to give a voice to young Dunedinites and to mitigate the drain of our young artists to Wellington and Auckland. We wish to produce new, exciting and fresh work and to allow recently graduated theatre students a chance to show off their abilities in a professional environment. Our members are recent graduates of the University of Otago Theatre Studies Programme and have been involved with a vast range of local productions including the Fortune Theatre's Improsaurus improvisation troupe, Capping Show, and the Grind Guignol Horror Theatre.
Bare is running for a very limited run, so put the dates in your diary now!
Funded with support from the Otago University Humanities Performing Arts Fund and special thanks to Tim Riley and Toa Fraser.
18th – 20th October, 7.30pm
Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago
Tickets $8 Waged, $10 Unwaged
Door Sales Only
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Lighting Design: James Caley, George Wallace
Sound Design: James Caley
Musical Co-ordinator: Baz Macdonald, Hadley Taylor