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Rain

“RAIN”

Directed by Katrina Chandra
Written by Amalia Calder

Venue: BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington Central
Dates: 26th – 29th April 2006
Performance Time: 6pm
Ticket Prices: Waged $15, Unwaged $12, Groups of 10+ $10
Bookings: (04) 802 4175

3am, Torrential Rain, Reality.
When is enough enough?

Minnie Moo Productions in association with BATS Theatre presents RAIN, “A gripping thought provoking tale of what really happens when someone else discovers your best kept secret.”

Rain is a new New Zealand work debuting at BATS. It is set in a small country house just outside Ekatahuna. The play starts in the wee hours of a stormy morning with Anahera receiving two visitors; one her neighbour Kevin and the other her best friend who she has not seen in months.


Writer

Rain is written by Amalia Calder. It will be her 4th script to be staged in Wellington. Her first play was an adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, which she wrote and staged in September 2003 with Kapitall Kids Theatre. It played to a majority of full houses and was well reviewed. This resulted in an invitation from the Wellington City Council to stage the play at the Botanical Gardens as part of the 2004 Summer City Programme. Her Second play was Hospital Corners which debuted in the Fringe Festival 2004 and was quoted by Ewen Coleman of the Dominion Post, to be “Sharp, snappy, raw and very funny…” Her third recently debuted in the Fringe 2006.


Director

Katrina Chandra is a brilliant director and has a BA with Honours in Film, Television and Media Studies from Auckland University. Katrina has been directing plays professionally for the past 10 years. Although she has worked predominantly on comedy, Katrina is pleased to be challenging her own boundaries by expanding into a more serious style of Drama


Cast

Beatrice Lee-Smith is a freelance actor and Graduate of NASDA in Christchurch. Bea was most recently seen in Jack Winter’s Dream in the Fringe 2006. Prior to that she has been known to be associated with Badjelly the Witch, tour the South Island with Not the Royal Variety Show and encompass Jodie’s Body. She is talented singer and dancer and has worked for Chante et Danse, Watabe Weddings, The Beat Girls and The Red Rose Dinner Theatre. In her spare time, she can be seen teaching Drama at Wellington East Girls College.

Amalia Calder is a freelance actor and graduate of the UCOL Theatre School. Amalia was most recently seen on the Insiders Guide to Love, bearing a pig snout in KKT’s The Kune Kune Squealers , and wearing togs in the 2005 Fringe Festival. She also wrote, directed and performed in Minnie Moo Productions Fringe show Hospital Corners and KKT’s Hansel and Gretel. Prior to that, was in Sidney Snail directed by Bev Driscoll and she has toured New Zealand, with both The Theatre and Health Education Trust (THeTA) and Calico Theatre.

James Amos is a freelance actor and graduate of Toi Whaakari. James was most recently seen in his fantastic solo show Conspiracy 911 as part of the Fringe 2006. Prior to that he’s been known to Paint, be involved with The rise of the Fool King, visit Guantanamo and address The Merchant of Venice. Ladies Night had his clothes off and The Strip made him Bob. James is also a talented comedy actor, street performer and deviser, he was part of the street theatre trio Natural Disaster Brothers which was performed in the buskers festival as part of the Fringe 2001.


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