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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
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