Biography of My Skin
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Where: Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Tce, Wellington
Restrictions: All Ages
- Full Price A Reserve - Stalls: $45.00
- Full Price A Reserve - Balcony: $40.00
- Concession (incl. seniors 65+, Super Gold Card holders, Community Services Card holders, Groups 10+): $38.00
- Downstage Society Members: $37.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Downstage
By Stuart McKenzie
a self-portrait without make up
Biography of My Skin takes a life lived on stage and looks for the truth behind the face-paint. In this candid, autobiographical solo show, actor Miranda Harcourt sets out to tell her story as a working mother.
But there’s a catch. The script is written by Miranda’s husband Stuart McKenzie. The more she struggles to talk about her relationships, ambitions and marriage, the more interference she experiences from the writer seeking to husband her narrative.
This funny and often outrageous conflict between husband and wife – in all its skirmishes, subterfuges and dramatics – reveals a surprisingly moving portrait of a marriage, as well as an entertaining social history of the last four decades.
Biography of My Skin is the long-awaited follow-up to Flowers from My Mother’s Garden, which toured throughout NZ and was seen by over 35,000 people.
The Dominion Post season, presented by Downstage.
“Flowers From My Mother’s Garden shares the experiences of a mother, daughter and extended family with an ingenious simplicity that belies the depth of insight. It’s a prime example of how universal the particular can be ...That’s what I call communication!” John Smythe, National Business Review