Six Shades of ... a Modern Woman - Play Touring NZ
Six Shades of ... a Modern Woman. Savvy play touring NZ this October & November
A savvy, sexy and exquisitely crafted play featuring temptress Ali Harper
Six Shades of a Modern Woman
The producers of BOMBSHELLS announce today that their savvy, sexy and exquisitely crafted production featuring temptress ALI HARPER, will spice up towns throughout New Zealand in October and November.
This critically acclaimed Court Theatre production of the one-woman play outlines the life and love of six woman on the verge of a break down ... or breakthrough. From the feisty teenager to the beleaguered mother and on to a 64 year old widow who reawakens an appetite for the unexpected, Harper cleverly morphs herself from young tearaway to wrinkly rebel.
Harper – a past winner of the prestigious Chapman Tripp Actress of the Year award -- exposes six women balancing the demands of their inner and outer lives with humorous and touching portrayals of each character.
splendid production. Funny, immensely enjoyable and sure to
be a success. The audience gave a rousing ovation." - The
Joanna Murray-Smith’s intensely clever writing strips away the polite veneers to reveal the social pressures and hidden desires of a modern day life.
Tickets on sale now
1-4 October Coasters Theatre, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
5 October Hawkes Bay Opera House, Hastings
6 October CHB Municipal Theatre, Waipawa
9 October Rotorua Convention Centre, Rotorua
11-12 October Howick Little Theatre, Howick
13 October The Victoria Theatre, Devonport
14 October Turner Centre, Keri Keri
15 October Forum North, Whangarei
17 October The Playhouse, Hamilton
18 October Wanganui Repertory Theatre, Wanganui
19 October Expressions Theatre, Upper Hutt
20 October Picton Little Theatre, Picton
22-25 October Rangi Ruru Theatre, Christchurch
26 October Ashburton Events Centre, Ashburton
27 October Inkbox Theatre, Oamaru
29-30 October Repertory House, Invercargill
31-2 October Fortune Theatre, Dunedin
3 November Gore Repertory Little Theatre, Gore
4 November Arrowtown Atheneum Hall, Arrowtown
the critics said
"So good was Harper's performance that by simply changing into a slightly frumpish costume and
putting on a felt hat, it was hard to believe the character was being played by the same actress." - Malborough Express
"Harper's timing was impeccable, her delivery polished, her stagecraft spot on." - Nelson Mail
"Terrific verve and versatility." - Dominion Post
Ali has been performing professionally since 1991 and her versatility and ability has seen her in great demand as an artist, appearing around New Zealand in theatre, cabaret and television. Since graduating from Toi Whakaari - The NZ Drama School, Ali has worked at many of New Zealand’s professional theatre companies and performed in a number of the world's great musicals. Her leading lady performances include; My Fair Lady; The Sound of Music; South Pacific; Guys and Dolls; Sweeney Todd and Tell Me On a Sunday.
Other highlights include; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Jerry’s Girls; On the Rocks; The Rocky Horror Picture Show; The Country Wife; The Jungle Book; Dirty Weekends, Eros, A Shortcut to Happiness; Side by Side by Sondheim and Calendar Girls. New Zealand National Tours include the Chess and playing the alternate Eva Peron in Evita along with the recent tour of Pirates of Penzance. Television credits include Hope and Wire, Paradise, The Strip and Market Forces.
In 2008 Ali was awarded Chapman Tripp Actress of the Year for her performance in Joanna Murray Smith’s one woman play Bombshells. Her production company, Ali-Cat Productions will be touring Bombshells around New Zealand in October and November of this year.
Ali recently sang in New York at The Metropolitan Room with her solo show ‘Ali Harper; Naughty and Nice - A Diva Down-Under!’
Ali was the resident singer with the Carl Doy Band on TV One’s Dancing with the Stars for four seasons and has sung in Christmas in the Park, and in numerous concerts with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
Her debut album ‘Something So Right’ is a celebration of songs of the 1970s and was released in 2004.
Ali recently released her new double album entitled ‘Naughty and Nice’.