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A Plan So Perfect A Trivial Complication Spoilt It

Jealous Theatre Company present

A PERFECT PLAN, SO PERFECT A TRIVIAL COMPLICATION SUFFICED TO SPOIL IT


An experiment in time and fate
Wellington Railway Station Concourse
Friday 18 May 6-8pm and 9-11pm
FREE


Jealous, winners of the Chapman Tripp Award for ‘Most Original Production’ (1999) present a new performance work entitled 'A perfect plan, so perfect that a trivial complication sufficed to spoil it'. A devised physical theatre work, 'A perfect plan…' is structured as a series of narrative loops spanning two hours (performed twice) during the Friday evening rush at the Wellington Railway Station.

Aimed at an audience of commuters and travellers, 'A perfect plan, so perfect that a trivial complication sufficed to spoil it' tells the story of a stranger arriving at a station and missing a connection. The piece is a free adaptation of Italo Calvino’s chapter 'If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller', from the novel of the same name. The title 'A perfect plan, so perfect that a trivial complication sufficed to spoil it' is a direct quote from the book. Employing similar story-telling techniques to films 'The Lost Highway', 'Run Lola Run' and 'Momento', 'A perfect plan…' is told in sample pieces of a complete narrative that build the story, re-arrange the sequence of events and offer alternative readings in 3-7 minute loops. Each loop (or episode) is designed specifically to capture the attention of passers-by, offering them a clear glimpse of a story, but is also of interest to people at the Station for longer, who will see how the loops link together to tell the full story. 'A perfect plan, so perfect that a trivial complication sufficed to spoil it' is an exploration of time and fate in the travels of a stranger.

'A perfect plan, so perfect that a trivial complication sufficed to spoil it' is performed by Jealous regulars Miranda Manasiadis, ('Exit Down Ramp', 'Never Never') Claire Martin ('Strident', 'Fever') and Judy Dale ('Flood', 'Milk'), along with Taika Cohen ('Little Che', 'Haruru Mai'), with music and sound by Sebastian Morgan-Lynch ('Strident', 'When Sun and Moon Collide') and Steve Gallagher ('Credit', 'Flood'). Directed by Tracey Monastra (designer of 'Never Never', 'When Sun and Moon Collide') and Emma Willis ('Never Never', 'Fever'). Produced and publicised by Abigail Slankard ('Between', 'When Sun and Moon Collide')

'A perfect plan, so perfect that a trivial complication sufficed to spoil it' is freely accessible to all those passing through the station as well as those who may have an interest in coming especially to view the performance. Seating will not be supplied and audiences are free to come and go at any time during the performance. We encourage those who would like to stay for more than a few minutes to bring a cushion.

'A perfect plan, so perfect that a trivial complication sufficed to spoil it' is funded by Creative Communities Wellington City, and supported by Tranz Metro.

ENDS

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please call Abigail Slankard Telephone: 04 385 6995 Email: jealoustheatreco@hotmail.com or Emma Willis Telephone: 021 363 694
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"Milk has always been a symbol of health and growth, and this group of young artists could mean the same for theatre in New Zealand." - Waikato Times, on 'Milk'

"Quirky and brilliantly innovative... extraordinary" - Susan Budd, on 'Flood', The Dominion 10 Best Theatre Experiences for 1998

“ A theatrical experience not to miss." - The Package, on 'Fever'

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