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Writer/Director: Linsell Richards
Writer/Director/Music: Lake
A Poor Sailors Arts Collective production

at The Moorings, 31 Glenbervie Tce, Wellington
From 6 Mar 2013 to 9 Mar 2013

Reviewed by:  John Smythe;

Our times are complex enough by themselves, sometimes even overwhelming, and it doesn't help that the party has been crashed by dirty old Impending Doom & his grubby mate Global Crisis. No one seems to have invited them and they certainly are Gloomy Gusses.

Our homepages and our lives are populated by networks of young professionals trying to make change over soy lattés, and Storytellers organically farming out their messages to all and sundry. The incessant imperative to choose begins at breakfast (“Will those refried methane cakes balance the imported cage-fruit to make for an ethically neutral snack?”) and persists right through to bedtime internet browsing (‘Agrarian Revolution in the 21st Century' or ‘Happy Farm Game'?).

In short – it's hard to know what's right, and it's harder still to get it done! 

NeverBefore is an organisation keenly aware of these pressures. We want to help you follow your natural urges and dissipate that pressure in creative and productive ways. We are redesigning living and recoding desire for maximum urban change. Remember, it's not wrong to find the Apocalypse secretly attractive, like the sent-from-the-future lover you've always wanted, it's here to show you the way.

Come along to our information evenings, held as part of 2013 Fringe Festival, to find out how we aim to achieve all this and more through initiatives such as the Ban Apathy in Public Places Bill; ‘Stop Drop and Change' personal trainers; Brain Action Interventions; and the Apocalypse Education Trailer. 

Skye Williams, NB's horizontal leader, and some of the NB crew, will be your hosts and lead discussion. Electric sea shanties will be performed to illuminate the imaginative voyage. And Skye might even play some home videos providing an insight into the private life of a young visionary.

When: 8pm, (doors 7.30pm) Wednesday 6 March – Saturday 9 March 2013.

Where: NeverBefore HQ (The Moorings), 31 Glenbervie Terrace, Thorndon,Wellington.

How Much: 15 waged, 10 concession, 8 fringe card. (Tickets from , , @NeverBeforeNZ 

A Poor Sailors Arts Collective production.  

People in the show:

Linsell Richards (Writer/Director). From Wellington.

Lake (Writer/Director/Music). From Wellington, via Tauranga.

Chris Wilson (Lighting). From England/Germany.

Kohe (Stage Technician). From Wellington.

Bryson Rooney (Video). From Connecticut, USA.

Phill Jones (Music, Urbantramper). From Hawkes Bay.

Andy Hoy (Music, Urbantramper). From Tauranga.

Skye Williams (Horizontal Leader, NeverBefore). From Wellington

Frida Corsaire (Skye's Partner). From Wellington.

BAM aka Brain Action Mike (Colony Member, NeverBefore). From Wellington.

Ruby (Scholarship Recipient, NeverBefore). From USA or Canada maybe.