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BATS hosts "production of the year"

11 October 2005

Kia ora BATS mates!

I.D. is the second hit in a row for BATS and should not be missed. Dominion Post

The production of the year so far in Wellington is ... performed by a small hard-working cast of Bacchanals with a tiny budget but huge energy and talent... see it you must.
Capital Times

ID closes on Saturday 15 October. And don't forget STABtacular! (and the party afterwards) on Sunday 16 October. Party details below. It's a busy week at BATS!

Love from BATS


Season. 4th - 15th October (no show Sun/Mon)
Time. 7pm
Tickets. $16 full / $12 concession and 8+

It takes two to tango. Prime Minister and assassin. Corpse and culprit. Man and tapeworm. On 6 September 1966 in the South African House of Assembly, Demetrios Tsafendas, a parliamentary messenger, walked up to Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, the Architect of Apartheid, and stabbed him to death with a kitchen knife. Was Tsafendas a heroic political assassin or merely a mad man, driven insane by the tapeworm that lived in his belly?

The Bacchanals are proud to present the New Zealand premiere of Antony Sher's play I.D. a historical fable, a tragi-comic portrait of the mad, bad old South Africa and of two individuals, the Prime Minister and his killer, both searching for the same thing - identity. I.D. stars former Shortland Street star Malcolm Murray as Demetrios Tsafendas.

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BATS community event of the year - STABtacular!

Join us for BATS' celebration of 10 years of STAB this Sunday evening, generously sponsored by 42 Below vodka.

STABtacular! features an array of past STAB visionaries, including Jo
Randerson , Marty Roberts , Lyne Pringle , Stephen Bain , Gentiane Lupi , Gabe McDonnell , Lyndee-Jane Rutherford , Bevin Linkhorn , Justine Cooper , Kerryn Palmer and the cast of 'Sniper' - winner of last year's 'most original theatre production' award at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. There will also be a 'STAB visionaries of the future' group, featuring the talents behind this year's critically acclaimed show 'Bouncing with Billie' - Theatre Militia .

There are still some tickets available to this showcase of local creativity at BATS - and it looks like there will be some doorsales for those who like to take a chance.

2 shows only: at 6.30pm and 8pm, Sunday 16 Oct. Entry by donation to BATS Theatre fundraising campaign (minimum $20).

If you can't come to the show then bring your spare change to buy a raffle ticket at the party - starts 9pm.

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Next at BATS

STAB season begins with 'Demeter's Dark Ride - An Attraction', Opens 21 Oct, Three rides a night .

BATS Theatre has commissioned 29 STAB shows in ten years.

1 Kent Terrace, Wellington, Aotearoa
bookings 802 4175 office 802 4176 fax 802 4010

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