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Five Philosophers on the Turps

17 January 2005

Theatre Militia's Symposium
A devised work
Directed by Rachel Lenart
Music by Ari Freeman
BATS Theatre
12-15 Feb

Five Philosophers on the Piss- It's Not How We're Drinking,

It's What We¹re Saying!

Provoked by Plato's ancient, timeless dialogue Theatre Militia have devised a dirty, decadent dedication to some of the great egos of the modern era. Running for only four nights from the 12th to the 15th at BATS theatre, this play is the first Fringe festival show by one of Wellington¹s most outspoken experimental theatre companies.

This homage to love sees Theatre Militia return to BATS after their sell out season of Bouncing With Billie last year, "Theatre Militia have come of age with this production" (National Business Review). This show will be the only production by Theatre Militia in 2006 and promises to be the sauciest Valentine¹s event this year.

Defying time, space and sense a surreal dinner party takes form at the home of Gertrude Stein. Through party games and eulogy, some of the world¹s great thinkers reveal themselves, their loves and their desires. Combining performance modes and methods from the ancient to the absurd this company has devised a show that explores the boundaries of sex, love and art. With song, dance and Dionysian revelry, six performers and a musician create a vibrant dreamscape that is wild, filthy and lovingly irreverent.

Director Rachel Lenart (Bouncing with Billie) is joined by Felix Preval (Bouncing With Billie), Hannah Clarke (Edensong), Richard Dey (Othello), Bex Joyce (After Kafka), Michael Ness (Albert Speer) and Kathryn Tyree (Bouncing with Billie) in this company's strongest ensemble to date.

To add spice to this Valentine¹s Day, Theatre Militia and Matterhorn are holding raffle to win the perfect Valentine night out, two tickets to Theatre Militia¹s Symposium followed by desserts and bubbly at the Matterhorn on Wednesday the 14th of February, tickets on sale from the 1st of February at BATS. Keep an eye out for Freud and Socrates on the streets of Wellington with a raffle book.

Theatre Militia's Symposium promises to be a highlight of the 2006 Fringe Festival. From the filthy to the frigid, the thinkers to the fighters, this play will appeal to all sorts of deviants. Devised by Theatre Militia, this hilarious experimental production will push the passion buttons and entice the lover in all of us.
Four Shows Only
12-15th Feb
BATS Theatre
Bookings 802 4175

Theatre Militia would like to shout one lucky audience member a free ticket. Pre book before the 10th to go in the draw!


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