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

 

Sex, Drama and Comedy Collide in Mating in Captivity


Sex, Drama and Comedy Collide in Mating in Captivity

Monday 11 July, 2016 - Balling. Boffing. Bushwhacking. A hot beef injection. Kissing fish. Getting laid. Call it whatever you like, but its all sex. And there's so much to say about sex. Last Tapes Theatre Company presents the debut season of Mating in Captivity by Oliver Page, as part of the 2016 First Steps season. It's whip smart, it's funny, it's about sexual subtext and you can't spell 'Subtext' without 'Butt-Sex'.

Annie and Rob are getting engaged. Or got engaged and their engagement party istonight. But on their way out the door they get a call. It's Jacob, Rob's old school friend. He needs a place to stay.

In spite of his future wife's plea for privacy, Rob invites Jacob to bunk down with them in their teeny tiny, rinky dink central Auckland apartment.

What follows is a screwball comedy that brilliantly and viciously cuts to the quick of some pretty important questions about liberal ideals and middle-class morality.

In characteristic Last Tapes fashion Mating in Captivity brings together a team of some of the coolest, newest young creatives. This is Oliver Page’s debut as a playwright, he’s better known as a writer and director with Candlelit Pictures (We Talk About Loss, Runaways).

Mating in Captivity showcases the emerging directing talents of Renée Lyons, seen on TV inFilthy Rich, 800 Words and on stage in numerous plays and comedy shows, including her own show Tinderella in the NZ International Comedy Festival.

Starring Milo Cawthorne (Deathgasm, Once in Chanuk Bair, 360), Frith Horan (The Tempest, Benedict Cumberbatch Must Die) and Jack Buchanan (Jekyll and Hyde, Long Ago Long Ago, Servant of Two Masters).

Last Tapes Theatre Company presents
Mating in Captivity
16-27 August, 8pm
Basement Theatre
Tickets $18-20
On sale from iticket.co.nz from 15 July

Writer: Oliver Page
Director: Renée Lyons
Designers: Poppy Serano and Rachel Marlow

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Obituary: Whānau Announce The Passing Of Bruce Stewart QSM

Matua Bruce was an award-winning builder before he embarked on a journey to build Tapu Te Ranga Marae in 1974... He built Tapu Te Ranga Marae from recycled material with just $25 and a dream. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The America’s Cup

The fact New Zealand now reigns supreme once again in the most sophisticated contest in the world’s most elite sport – yacht racing – can’t help but reflect the trajectory the country has been on since the 1980s... More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Christopher Marlowe & 'The Tragedy Of Dr. Faustus'

Previous versions of 'The Devil's Pact' can be traced back to the fourth century, Marlowe deviated significantly by depicting his protagonist as unable to burn his books or repent to a merciful God in order to have his contract annulled... More>>

ALSO:

Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

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