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

 

GRAD FEST 2013 presents: Balm in Gilead

COMING TO THE UNITEC THEATRE next week

GRAD FEST 2013 presents ...


Balm in Gilead
by Lanford Wilson
directed by Jacque Drew
performed by Unitec's graduating third year actors
Friday 25 October - Saturday 2 November at the Unitec Theatre
Tickets available from iTICKET.co.nz or (09) 361 1000


Meet the losers who refuse to lose...

Balm in Gilead has been best described as Lanford Wilson's documentary homage to the lower depths of New York's Upper West side. Written in 1965, it is less a story, than a collection of characters, caught in a coffee shop, while the world revolves around them.

Based on the writer's own experiences eavesdropping on patrons of a neighbourhood diner, it is a raucous symphony of simultaneous conversations -- interlocking, overlapping, rising and subsiding - as scenes develop out of them. These are the riff-raff, the bums, the petty thieves, the scum, the lost, the desperate, the dispossessed, the cool - spiralling in an endless whirlpool - just trying to keep their heads above water. They fight. They love. They survive. They live. Balm in Gilead is life itself, trapped in a play.

Show times & dates:

Friday, 25 October 7pm
Saturday, 26 October 7pm
Sunday, 27 October 7pm
Tuesday, 29 October 7pm
Wednesday, 30 October 7pm
Thursday, 31 October 7pm
Friday, 1 November 7pm
Saturday, 2 November 2pm
Saturday, 2 November 7pm

Ticket info:
Cost: $15 Adults, $10 Concession (unwaged/seniors), $5 Students/Unitec grads
Tickets: Available from iTICKET.co.nz
Book here: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2013/oct/balm-in-gilead or call (09) 361 1000.

Venue: Unitec Theatre, Entry 1, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland
Running time: Approx 2 hours including interval
Rating: Suitable for mature audiences: contains sex, drugs and roll & roll
ENDS/

Follow us on facebook.com/UnitecPerformingandScreenArts or facebook.com/UnitecTheatre

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Wellington Rugby Zeroes: Sevens To Move To Hamilton

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester: “The Sevens has been a big part of recent Wellington history but it was time for the event to move on… Wellingtonians have been voting with their feet in the last few years and we’ve seen the result in dwindling crowd numbers and lower ticket sales.” More>>

ALSO:

Matafeo & Dravid: The Billy T And Fred Award Winners For 2017

At the final show of the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric Co. the Festival came to a close after 115 shows in Auckland and 68 shows in Wellington. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: What’s Fair? Tax and Fairness

This is an excellent and timely book, since apart from general statements about increasing or mostly reducing tax, there has been very little comment or debate as to whether we should pay tax at all and how much tax should each of us pay. More>>

Ockham Awards: Globally Lauded Novelist Wins NZ’s Biggest Fiction Prize

Internationally renowned Ngāruawāhia resident Catherine Chidgey has won New Zealand’s richest writing award, the $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, for her novel The Wish Child. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland