‘PRIDE’ DELVES DEEP TO WRENCH OPEN CLOSED DOOR
Written by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Directed by Sophie Roberts
presented by Silo
at Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, The Edge, Auckland
From 10 Aug 2012 to 1 Sep 2012
Reviewed by Janet McAllister, 14 Aug 2012
originally published in New Zealand Herald online
The timing of this season could not be more serendipitous. The final play in an unofficial Silo Theatre series about oppressed minorities, The Pride adds historical context and emotional insight to the arguments for passing Louisa Wall's member's bill on gay marriage.
Gay sexual repression back in the bad old days isn't a new theme (see Brokeback Mountain, or the New Zealand play Mates and Lovers), but the situational character studies of The Pride delve particularly deeply into the territory to good effect. [More]
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