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Find the Fringe at BATS

Find the Fringe at BATS

Well this week at BATS sees the beginning of Fringe 05. Woo hoo! We have Finding Willy opening tomorrow night at 7pm starring Danielle Mason ­ not to be missed...

And next week you can check out Paint, opening on Tuesday 8 Feb. For more information about our fabulous Fringe shows check out our flash revamped website ­ www.bats.co.nz

Finding Willy
Season: Wednesday 2 ­ Saturday 12 February
Time: 7pm
Tickets: $16 full price/$12 concession/$10 Fringe addict card

1 woman, 12 characters and a small town. 'Finding Willy', Danielle Mason's solo masterpiece, is a bawdy, sexy, comedic, one hour romp through the Shakespearian - inspired town of Stratford, Taranaki. The central character 'Danielle' arrives in Stratford to create a film documentary, having entered a competition to win $20,000. Her angle is to find the next William Shakespeare. Danielle then goes on a journey, discovering the many facets and characters of Stratford, and also begins a hunt for the legendary 'Big Bill'.

Based on Danielle's solo monologue, 'Salt', performed in her third year at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School (2002), 'Finding Willy' is an hour ten minute extended version. Danielle Mason's credits include, The Shape of Things, Circa Studio (2004) and Collected Stories Circa Studio (2004) for which she won two awards at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards 2004 ­ Best Newcomer and accolade for Most Outstanding Performance. Curtis Vowell, the director, is also a Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School graduate. This is his directing debut.

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BATS Theatre 1 Kent Terrace Wellington, Aotearoa bats@bats.co.nz bookings 802 4175 office 802 4176 fax 802 4010 www.bats.co.nz

Finding Willy by Danielle Mason 2 ­ 12 February
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