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Watch out for Young and Hungry


Watch out for Young and Hungry

Dear BATS friends

Look out for Young and Hungry next week - three fab new plays presented by the theatre professionals of tomorrow.

Young and Hungry Festival of Plays Date: Tuesday 10 - Saturday 28 June (no shows Sun/Mon) Tickets: $15 waged $10 concession, season pass $36 waged $24 concession

Lynxes by Kathryn van Beek, directed by Nancy Brunning 6.30pm

The Forcemeat Incident by Jackie van Beek, directed by Bill Guest 8pm

Arcadian Nights by Philip Braithewaite, directed by Sara Brodie 9.30pm

Also the Collective opens tonight at the Gryphon Theatre after receiving rave reviews for its cut-short season of two nights earlier this year - go check it out!

Love BATS x

The Collective The Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee Street Tuesday 3rd - Saturday 14th June, 7.30pm Tickets $16 and $12 (or $10 if you show us your appendicitis scar) bookings 383 6058 or stuff@playpress.co.nz

In spite of huge public interest, the first season of The Collective at BATS Theatre had to be cancelled after two nights due to actor Jason Whyte¹s emergency surgery to have his appendix removed, meaning he was unable to complete the season in which he played German theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht. The Collective is returning for a short season at the Gryphon Theatre, opening tonight.

The Dominion Post called it ³an extraordinary piece of writing and a dynamic and powerful piece of theatre ... an exceptionally strong group of young actors².

It seems indisputable now that others wrote much of Brecht¹s work. But the puzzle is, WHY have these people (mostly women) remained hidden? Why have they allowed his name to be placed on their work? Why does ANYONE allow others to take credit for their work? And what kind of person would engineer this sort of deception? Why on earth didn't they expose him as a fraud and leave!?

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