Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


The Wishing Tree: 20 - 24 November at Bats

MEDIA RELEASE: For Immediate Release
Monday 22 October


The Wishing Tree
Enchanting improv returns to Wellington
20- 24 November at BATS Theatre

Returning to BATS Theatre this November, The Wishing Tree is New Zealand’s magical season of improvised theatre.

According to an ancient Japanese myth, there is but one enchanting night a year where wishes come true. In honour of this myth, some of New Zealand's finest improv artists conjure up stories inspired by the wishes of the audience. Hang your honest wish upon the tree and watch as we explore the uncharted territory of our dreams. But be careful what you wish for...

Director Christine Brooks describes the concept as "a different kind of improv. A lot of improv shows are a bit of fun, but can end up being pretty disposable, like a comedy version of a one night stand. The Wishing Tree creates improvised theatre that I want to remember in the morning."

Based on a format created by Rama Nicholas of Impro Melbourne, The Wishing Tree has been performed around the world, from Belgium to Seattle, inspiring performers and audiences alike. Last seen at BATS Theatre in a sell-out season in 2010, WIT is excited to bring this show back to the theatre where it made its debut.

"The intimacy and ambience was enchanting..." - Theatreview
"...considerable theatrical bravery." – The Dominion Post
"Elegant and touching … you must go and experience the show for yourself." - Salient

Starring WIT regulars, including many favourites last seen in improvised soap The Young and the Witless IV, this year’s season of The Wishing Tree will bring your true desires to life in a theatre experience like no other this November.


***
The Wishing Tree
Directed by Christine Brooks
Featuring: Barry Miskimmin, Kate Wilson, Nicola Pauling, Nicola Hill, Jennifer O’Sullivan, Wiremu Tuhiwai, Lyndon Hood, Christine Brooks, and Simon Smith

Presented by Wellington Improvisation Troupe, Wellington’s not-for-profit, community-based improvisational theatre group. WIT performs and teaches the skills of improvisational theatre at community venues around the Wellington region.

Bookings: The Wishing Tree at BATS Theatre

Facebook: The Wishing Tree - Return Season at BATS Theatre

Find WIT online..
http://www.wit.org.nz
http://twitter.com/WITonline
http://facebook.com/WITonline


WELLINGTON
Dates: 7pm, Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 November 2012
Venue: BATS Theatre
Tickets: $18 / $14 / $15 Groups 6+
Bookings: Book online at bats.co.nz or call 04 802 4175


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.
More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news