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On The Conditions And Possibilities Of Helen Clark Taking Me As Her Young Lover Hits Auckland

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Join the overeducated, underachieving Richard Meros as he charges through the pop-cultural slipstream to prove his amorous point: that by taking him as her Young Lover prior to the 2008 general election, Helen Clark can herald a new golden age for New Zealand culture and society. Performed by *Billy T Award nominee *Arthur Meek, and fresh from smash-hit sold-out seasons in Wellington and Dunedin, *The Auckland International Comedy Festival *hosts the Powerpoint lecture of the decade.

"A sheer delight… performed with comic aplomb and spot-on timing" - The Dominion Post

*On the Conditions…* is the state of the nation address for the Rogernomics generation. First published as a scurrilous booklet by the elusive Balclutha author Richard Meros, the lecture is an anarchic and incisive satire upon contemporary politics and the hopes and dreams of a passionate but confused free-market generation* *- touring nationally throughout 2008 as the perfect antidote to the General Election.

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*Auckland International Comedy Festival Season*

VENUE: The Classic Basement (Formerly Silo Theatre, Lower Grey's Ave)

DATES: May 6-17th (No shows 11th and 12th), 7pm

*The Young Lovers*


'Like David to Michaelangelo, I am her creation' *

*Arthur Meek – Writer / Performer:* Arthur is the creator of the award-winning short film *Being John Campbell* (2002), and member of Billy T Nominated band *The Lonesome Buckwhips* (Best Comedy, Fringe 2007). He is currently performing in *The Hollow Men* at the Maidment Theatre.

*Geoff Pinfield – Writer / Director:* co-writer of the all-singing all-dancing all-Maori extravaganza *Maui – One Man Against the Gods* and creator of anarcho-mime shows *Happy Hour for Miserable Children* (Best Comedy, Fringe 04) and *The Magic Chicken*.


*Richard Meros – Author:* Other works include *Richard Meros Salutes the Southern Man *and NZ race-relations treatise* **Tinorangatira, Muthafucka*.

*'We, who ask not what our country can do for us, but what we can do for ourselves!'*


*The Dominion Post - Laurie Atkinson* 'Get down straight away and book a seat for this slick and wickedly clever PowerPoint presentation.'

*Theatreview.Com - John Smythe* 'Meek's unflagging passion in performance, seductively paced and modulated with impeccable comic timing, are triumphs worthy of note in the next honours list.'

*The Listener - Anna Chinn* 'Absurd. Brilliant. Delightful'

*Capital Times - Lynn Freeman *'Devastatingly fine form, investing every satirical line with punch and pizzazz.'


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