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Euthermia/Hyperpyrexia

There is a war. There is a hospital. People are waiting for the wounded soldiers to arrive. They tell stories to keep each other alive.

Euthermia/Hyperpyrexia follows the lives of five orderlies who work in a far-flung field hospital. Charlie is the newest recruit to this strange institution. He is welcomed into a bizarre world where all employees are controlled by the voice of a eternally supervising Doctor, where - due to the sun refusing to set - time cannot be measured, and where the wounded soldiers that the are to be in the orderlies care will be arriving in “the foreseeable future.” Charlie battles to correct his past failures with the help of mentor, and friend, Steph, who struggles to keep her team unified and so prevent the facility descending into complete anarchy.

Euthermia/Hyperpyrexia is a dark play about failure, the stories we tell to make shape of our lives, and the gap between our dreams and reality.

This performance is presented by the Making Friends Collective. Adam Goodall made his playwriting debut in the 2012 Young and Hungry Festival of New Works with the murder mystery Deadlines, praised by critics as “an impressive piece of ensemble theatre and a completely refreshing take on what can constitute a Young and Hungry play” (Samuel Philips, The Lumiere Reader). Adam then moved on to write and co-direct alongside Andrew Clarke (Merely To Be Normal, Stages Of Fear) the play Rageface which secured a nomination as Best Newcomers to the 2013 Wellington Fringe Festival. Together with producer and filmmaker Johnny Crawford, lighting designer Tony Black (Deadlines, Mystery Play) – both of whom will be directing this current project - and composer Flinn Gendall, they are the Making Friends Collective.

BATS Theatre - Out of Site, 80 Cuba Street, Wellington.
17th - 21st February, 8pm.
Tickets available at the BATS website (www.bats.co.nz) or at the door.
Full Price Tickets: $18
Concession: $14
NZ Fringe Addict: $12

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