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Jeff Koons by Rainald Goetz


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ALMOST A BIRD THEATRE COLLECTIVE

Almost A Bird Theatre Collective (Antigone, Angels in America, A Streetcar Named
Desire) presents Jeff Koons by Rainald Goetz
BATS Theatre >>> Tue 26 – Sat 30 August, 8.30pm, $18 / $13
Book @ BATS >>> book@bats.co.nz / 04 802 4175
Mighty Mighty >>> Wed 3, Thu 4, Sat 6 September, 7.30pm, $15
Book @ Almost A Bird >>> seejeffkoons[at]gmail.com

Directed by Willem Wassenaar, designed by Daniel Williams. Featuring Colleen Davis, Nick Dunbar, Dan Musgrove, Sophie Roberts, Renée Sheridan and Robert Tripe.

"Ravishing... go and feast your eyes" The Times

Pop. Art. Flesh. Sex. Funk. Andy Warhol. Madonna. The award winning Almost A Bird Theatre Collective (Antigone, Angels in America, A Streetcar Named Desire) performs the New Zealand premiere of Jeff Koons by Rainald Goetz at BATS theatre (8.30pm, 26-30 August) and at Mighty Mighty (7.30pm, 3, 4 & 6 September).


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Banality and gravity, discussion and idle chat, kitsch and art, party and distress, surface and abyss, the addiction to appearance and the desire for reality. Jeff Koons by Rainald Goetz is a playful assemblage of language; rhythmic and hypnotic, comic and profound. Described as the Irvine Welsh of the new generation of German ‘pop’ writers, Rainald Goetz's Jeff Koons is a collage of overheard conversations, drunken exchanges, post coital ramblings, monologues by tramps and idle chit-chat at art gallery openings. Infused by the spirit of the famous Kitsch artist Jeff Koons, six characters move from the nightclub, to the bedroom, to the artist’s studio, to the street and beyond, exploring how we attempt to make connections, whether through sex or love, art or commerce, noise or silence or whatever.

Jeff Koons took German theatre by storm in 2000 and was voted Play of the Year by German theatre critics in the Theater Heute magazine. The Actors Touring Company commissioned the English translation of Jeff Koons and staged the UK premiere in 2004.


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