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Return To Sender: Unsent letters, heartfelt improvisation

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Friday 22 November 2013

Unsent letters inspire heartfelt improvisation

WIT celebrates the literally lost art of letter writing

Back before Skype, email, texting and even phone calls, we contacted loved ones by putting pen to paper and sending our messages through the post. What happened, then, to those messages that never arrived? Join the Wellington Improvisation Troupe as we explore letters undelivered in the New Zealand premiere of Return To Sender in NZ Fringe 2014.

Originally created by Melbourne’s Amy Moule and performed by Impro Box, Return to Sender is set in the local Dead Letter Office, where undelivered letters are stored and filed. Words of love, intrigue, promise, regret and even the mundane sit undelivered and unread. Watch as we bring the stories, characters and spirit of these letters to life. Audience members are invited to bring their own letters along to serve as inspiration for each night’s performance.

Directed by Kate Wilson, fresh from her strong roles in #Divas, Secrets, and The Young and the WITless, Return to Sender also features performances from Jennifer O’Sullivan, Geoff Simmons, Matt Hutton, Wiremu Tuhiwai, Amy Williamson, Mary Little, Phil Anderson, and Annika Naschitzkini.

“Having played in this format in Australia I immediately fell in love with the richness that is provided in the letters. These kept memories are special in themselves and being able to bring them to life onstage is a delight. I have absolute faith in the cast that they will honour these memories in both truthful and comedic ways. I cannot wait to see what this unique season will bring.” says Kate Wilson, director.

Presented by Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT), Wellington’s not-for-profit, community based improvisational theatre group. WIT performs and teaches the skills of improvisational theatre at community venues around the Wellington region.

Highly recommended and worth repeat viewing” – Theatreview

Pure bliss on stage together.” – Theatreview

Return to Sender - NZ Fringe 2014
Dates: 18-22 February 2014
Venue: Fringe at the Gryphon, 22 Ghuznee St
Tickets: $16 / $14 / $12 from www.eventfinder.co.nz
More Info: www.wit.org.nz

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