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The 2014 Unitec Shakespeare Season

The 2014 Unitec Shakespeare Season

What has become an anticipated event on the Auckland theatre calendar - the 2014 Unitec Shakespeare season - is now upon us! 30 May - 7 June 2014.

Two directors, with a company of 10 third year actors each, create an 80 minute performance from one of the great works of our 'ancestor in drama' William Shakespeare.

This year the dark, vengeful The Merchant of Venice is being directed by Elena Stejko. Set in the shadows and secretive waterways of the city the tensions of European tribal and religious prejudice becomes a treatise on the divine quality of mercy.

In alarming contrast Ben Crowder directs an opulent and comedic Twelfth Night. Set in a millionaire's playground this juggle of gender jumping celebrates the sufferance of romantic love, those who rejoice in its presence and those who are stung by its absence.

This season of back-to-back Shakespeare sees Unitec acting programme at its best; talented and skilled performers, top industry directors and the Bard himself. Don't miss out!

Full Schedule:
Fri 30 May - Merchant of Venice @7pm
Sat 31 May - Twelfth Night @7pm
no show Sun 1 June
no show Mon 2 June (Queens Birthday)

Tue 3 June - Twelfth Night @7pm
Wed 4 June - Merchant of Venice @7pm
Thu 5 June - Twelfth Night @7pm
Fri 6 June - Merchant of Venice @7pm
Sat 7 June - Twelfth Night @7pm

Venue: Unitec Theatre, Entry 1, Building 6, Carrington Rd, Unitec Mt Albert Campus, Auckland

Cost:
Adult $15; Concession/Unwages/Seniors/Unitec staff $10; Student/Unitec grad $5
Tickets: On sale now at www.iTICKET.co.nz (09) 361 1000. Booking fees may apply.
Door sales limited due to high demand so book early to avoid disappointment. Saturday Matinee special $5 all tickets; Discount for pre-bookings of 4+.

Book here:
http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2014/may/2014-shakespeare-season

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