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LIKE SMOKE IN HERE by Ben Anderson
NORMA STRONG by Elyse Brock
directed by Ben Anderson & Jacinta Scadden

at The Basement Studio, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 6 Nov 2012 to 10 Nov 2012

Reviewed by James Wenley, 7 Nov 2012
originally published in Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog

The Basement's upstairs Studio space has really proven itself this year as an accessible venue where curious audiences can seek out work from left field. This week two new works Like Smoke in Here by Ben Anderson, and Norma Strong by Elyse Brock, are featured together as an ‘absurdist double bill'.

Absurdism was one of the major theatre movements of the 20thCentury, but as Anderson remarks in his program, these days you “Don't get much of it ‘round here”, instead the conventions have been absorbed into the wider theatre vocabulary. [More
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