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Coming this weekend… 2016 Unitec Shakespeare Season

Coming this weekend… 2016 Unitec Shakespeare Season

Unitec’s graduating acting class have been divided into two companies to present As You Like It and The Winter’s Tale.

As You Like It could be the prototype of Romantic Comedy blending heroism with sentiment and pure fun. Themes of injustice, forgiveness and love run through the play, but all the while a sense of play pervades all. Directed by Calum Gittins. Opens June 10th.

The Winter’s Tale is both comedic and sad with themes of jealousy and suspicion playing alongside patience and hope. A man eating bear, a statue that comes to life, rogues and clowns, the play is peopled with such an array of extra-ordinary characters. Directed by Paul Gittins. Opens June 11th.

This season of back-to-back Shakespeare sees the Unitec acting programme at its best; talented and skilled performers, top industry directors and The Bard himself. Don’t miss out!


Find out more! Watch the trailer to hear from the directors and actors: https://vimeo.com/167670564

Unitec Shakespeare Season schedule

Friday, 10 June 7pm As You Like It

Saturday, 11 June 7pm The Winter’s Tale

Monday, 13 June 7pm As You Like It

Tuesday, 14 June 7pm The Winter’s Tale

Wednesday, 15 June 7pm As You Like It

Thursday, 16 June 7pm The Winter’s Tale

Friday, 17 June 7pm As You Like It

Saturday, 18 June 7pm The Winter’s Tale

Both plays will be performed at the Unitec Theatre, Entry 1, Carrington Rd, Unitec Mt Albert campus, Auckland.

Buy tickets at iTICKET.co.nz: https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/jun/unitecs-2016-shakespeare-season or call (09) 361 1000.

Cost: $15 Adults, $10 Concession (unwaged, seniors, Unitec staff), $5 Students/Unitec grads – ID may be required

CASTS:

THE WINTER’S TALE
Saale Ilaua Leontes/Clown

Nina Teauraki Hermione/Mopsa/Bear

Marianne Infante Mamillius/Chorus/Perdita

Whitney O’Connor-Palmer Paulina/Dorcas

Anna Thomas Camilla/Gaoler/Chorus

Aaron Richardson Polixenes/Chorus/Mariner

Lucas Haugh Servant/Florizel

George Shead Antigonus/Old Shepherd

Matt Smith Emile/Autolycus

AS YOU LIKE IT
Conil Tod Orlando

Forrest Denize Adam/ Phebe

Lisa Swinbanks Olivia/ Corin

Kyle Shields Charles/Duke Senior/Sir Oliver Martext/William

Carla Newton Rosalind

Melissa Cameron Celia

Todd Waters Touchstone

Grace Cullen Monsieur Le Beau/ Jaques

Dylan Underwood Duke Frederick/Silvius/ Amiens

ENDS

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