An All-Female Team in a Class of Their Own
AN ALL-FEMALE TEAM IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN
Royale Productions and The Large Group present
BETWEEN THE SHEETS
By Jordi Mand
Starring Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Beth Allen. Directed by Sophie Roberts
“If you handed out report cards for shows, Between the Sheets would get straight As.”-
The Globe and Mail
In a primary school classroom, two women meet for a parent teacher interview – Teresa the teacher, and Marion the mother of one of the Year 3 students. Events beyond the classroom walls come crashing into the room - with dramatic results for both women.
The debut work of Canadian playwright Jordi Mand, Between The Sheets is a taut psychological drama. Set in the confines a classroom, this could be any English speaking country in today’s world.
Premiering at the Nightwood Theatre in Toronto as part of their 2012 season, the piece earned strong reviews and full houses. Acclaimed actress, Jennifer Ward-Lealand , a delegate at the International Federation of Actors World Congress in Toronto, saw the production and immediately recognised the universality of its themes. She promptly secured the rights to bring it to New Zealand for the first time in 2013 and is co-producing it with Shortland St favourite Beth Allen. Both women perform in the piece.
As with its premiere season in Toronto, this New Zealand production will be brought to you by an entirely female cast, crew and creative team. Sophie Roberts directs with Jane Hakaraia designing the lighting and set.
Say Ward-Lealand and Allen, “We are thrilled to be able to bring such a talented group of women together to present this work. In light of Janet Mcallister’s piece in the NZ Herald (December 2012), commenting on the fact that Auckland’s theatre scene is dominated by men, we are looking to redress the balance by bringing this compelling piece to local audiences.”
BETWEEN THE SHEETS plays
19th – 30th November, 2013, 8pm (2:30pm matinee performance – Saturday 23rd November)
The Basement Theatre Tickets $24 - $27 www.iticket.co.nz