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|Tue 31 May ’11, 8:00pm||
|Wed 1 Jun ’11, 8:00pm||
|Thu 2 Jun ’11, 8:00pm||
|Fri 3 Jun ’11, 8:00pm||
|Sat 4 Jun ’11, 8:00pm||
Where: The Basement, Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Adult: $20.00
- Concession (student/beneficiary/equity): $15.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: ThreadTheatre
Presented by Thread Theatre. Created and performed by Veronica Brady & Julia Croft, with Claire Cowan.
The Keepers is a sexy, quirky theatre work which breaks from the ordinary and travels to a rich and sumptuous world of absurd physical theatre with a strong emphasis on brave dynamic storytelling and musical characterisation.
The Keepers is a story about why people stay, and why people leave.
Inspired by the lives and writings of French literary figures Marguerite Duras and Anais Nin, The Keepers tells the story of two women inhabiting an isolated lighthouse on a small rocky island in the middle of an ocean. One arrived by rowboat, unannounced and unexplained - the other seems to have been here forever.
What brought them to this place and what makes them stay?
As this remote little world slides precariously between invention and reality, the deep ambiguity of truth and memory are delved into. Trapped in the lighthouse as the storm rages on, the women are forced to confront their pasts and ultimately decide - what is worth clinging to?
Veronica Brady (The Arrival, Pirates vs. Ninjas, Paper Sky) and Julia Croft (Emma, Autobahn, Paper Sky) are both recent Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School graduates, who are embarking on their co-devising partnership with this first ambitious debut piece. Joining forces with the exceptional musical and theatrical talents of Claire Cowan (Carnival of Souls, Waitangi, Paper Sky) this highly talented trio have a passion for stepping outside the boundaries of the ordinary and into the realm of imaginative theatricality.
This debut work by Thread Theatre guarantees a night of surprises, intrigue, laughter and dreaming, and maybe a few wet feet.