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Rip-snorter comedy bursts into Fringe 08

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Rip-snorter comedy bursts into Fringe 08


Three hilarious shows packaged into one hour of rip-snorter comedy, The Man, The Pie and The Taxi Guy premieres at BATS Theatre on 5 February - 10 February as part of Fringe 08.

All three sketches debuted as solo shows at the Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School's Go Solo Season. Legendary New Zealand actress Pat Evison says, "Just don't miss this performance - these were the highlights for me of the Go Solo Season and are especially inventive, funny and challenging. Laugh your head off!"

The Man is a modern-day parable about Dave, an office worker chosen by God to be the decider of the world's fate. The Dominion Post called it a "hilarious, pythonesque sketch".

The Pie is a funny and touching coming of age tale. Pie Boy must escape his opera-mad father's expectations to pursue the love of one of his pie shop regulars, described by reviewer Thomas LaHood as "a simple story told with flair".

The Taxi Guy is a madcap sprint through the morning of a cabbie, performed in full breakneck slap stick mime and described by reviewer Thomas LaHood as "Buster Keaton on speed with a script by Charlie Kaufmann". LaHood says "The audience were screaming with laughter in the stands the night I saw this".

All three actors Matt Whelan, Asa Tofete and Byron Coll were last seen in Angels in America at Downstage and are recent graduates of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School.

The Man, The Pie and The Taxi Guy is a showcase of three hilarious new works by three up and coming New Zealand performers. If you're looking for a night of non-stop laughs and comedy at its very best this is the show to see in Fringe 08.

The Man, The Pie and The Taxi Guy
5-10 February (no show 6 February Waitangi Day)
8pm every night plus 9.30pm on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 February
$16/$12/$10
Bookings: book@bats.co.nz or 04 8024175

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