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Connect Productions presents Familiar Strangers

Connect Productions presents

Familiar Strangers Outsider Insights on Life, Love and Wellington

12 February - 1 March 2008

6.15pm Tuesdays - Saturdays, 3pm matinee Saturdays only Meet at Paramount Theatre

Directed by Rachel Lenart (Bouncing with Billie) & James Hadley (Lovers of Central Park)

Familiar Strangers is an exciting promenade theatre adventure through the alleyways, pavements and curbside philosophies of Courtenay Place; a compelling and carnivalesque exploration of how we experience community on the streets.

Our ten characters will each lead you on an adventure of discovery. Brief encounters with Familiar Strangers will reveal unfamiliar perspectives and experiences of the inner city Wellington you thought you knew.

From the makers of Fringe favourite Lovers of Central Park and Theatre Militia's Bouncing with Billie, Familiar Strangers is a new site-specific work that allows the audience to experience compelling theatrical portraits of characters in the real outdoor spaces which have inspired them. Get to know their likes and dislikes, what led them to spend much of their time on the inner city's streets, and the quirky rituals they've developed in relation to the space and passers-by.

While these characters are strangers to each other, gradually the audience will piece together echoes and connections between these individuals which tell a bigger story of shared community.

Featuring: Barry Lakeman (Shadows of Care), Rapai Te Hau (Pighunt), Karen Anslow (Lovers of Central Park), Ban Abdul (Baghdad, Baby!), Nina Baeyertz (The Kreutzer), Jean Sergent (A Bright Room Called Day), Belinda Bretton (Lovers of Central Park), Jack Shadbolt (The Henchman), Jared Edwards (NZ Lamb) and Brooke Smith-Harris (Party Time).

Bookings: email or door sales at the Paramount Cinema from 30 minutes before the show


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