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Award-winning Canadian Play to Tour New Zealand

Mulgrave Road Theatre (Nova Scotia, Canada) presents

Lauchie, Liza & Rory

A whimsical comedy about loyalty and misplaced love

New Zealand Tour – July and August 2005

Auckland Christchurch Greymouth Westport New Plymouth

Award-winning Canadian Play to Tour New Zealand

“… one of the most engrossing offerings at the Magnetic North Festival … the comedy is poignant and truly enrapturing.” – See Magazine, Edmonton, Canada

Lauchie and Rory MacDonald are brothers who fall in love with the same woman – each day they work together and life goes on as usual … on the surface.

But what happens when the two men are identical twins who live on opposite sides of a ‘company house’ and are played by the same actor!

Direct from Nova Scotia, Canada, Mulgrave Road Theatre’s Lauchie Liza & Rory comes to New Zealand for a five-centre tour.

This award-winning whimsical comedy about loyalty and misplaced love opens its New Zealand tour with a season at the Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, THE EDGE® from July 12-17, followed by Christchurch’s Festival Repertory Theatre (July 20-24) as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival, a night each at Greymouth’s Regent Theatre (July 28) and Westport’s St James Theatre (July 30) and a season at New Plymouth’s TSB Showplace (August 5-8) as part of The Taranaki Festival of the Arts.

Written by Nova Scotian writer Sheldon Currie, Lauchie, Liza & Rory is set in 1940’s Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and centres around Lauchie and Rory, identical twins who both love Liza.

Each day the twins go to work together at the mining pit, and life goes on as usual, on the surface.

Liza marries Lauchie and lives with him in one half of the company house, while Rory and his sister live in the other half. The company house soon becomes a place of misguided loyalty and unspoken emotion.

Lauchie, Liza & Rory is directed by Mary-Colin Chisholm, and features actors Burgandy Code and Christian Murray who perform as the 17 characters in the story. First staged by Mulgrave Road Theatre in 1997, the play was developed further and toured Nova Scotia in 2003 and 2004.

In 2004 the play performed to rave reviews at Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Edmonton, Canada and went on to be nominated for five Merritt Awards; winning two – Best Play written by a Nova Scotian and Best Actress for Burgandy Code.

Lauchie Liza & Rory is at the Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, THE EDGE® from July 12-17, Tuesday – Saturday 8pm, Sunday at 4pm; Christchurch’s Festival Repertory Theatre (as part of Christchurch Arts Festival) from July 20-24, Wednesday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm and Sunday 2pm; Greymouth’s Regent Theatre on July 28 at 7.30pm; Westport’s St James Theatre on July 30 at 7.30pm; New Plymouth’s TSB Showplace (as part of the Taranaki Festival of the Arts) from August 5-8, Friday, Sunday and Monday at 7.30pm, and Saturday at 6.30pm.

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