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Porcelain Grin

Porcelain Grin

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The Amazing Orange Tricycle Presents….
Porcelain Grin
Directed by Sally Richards

BATS Theatre
Monday 26th February - Thursday 1st March
6.30pm, $15/12/10
Bookings: 04 802 4175

The surreal world of our private verses public persona, the masks we wear… and the tooth fairy

Porcelain Grin probes beyond the fake smiles. What lies just a scratch beneath the enamel? Luminescent social veneers are flossed to expose a decaying world of loneliness, and something as rare as hen’s teeth… the truth.

Using a transformative dentist’s chair, Porcelain Grin draws on the magic of story telling, as the characters reveal what lies beneath their porcelain grins – sometimes funny, sometimes fearful, dark or surreal.

Rising talent Brooke Williams (Toi Whakaari graduate 2006) has made a mark in Christchurch playing leads in productions such as 'Great Expectations' and 'The Cherry Orchard' before arriving in Wellington. After her acclaimed solo production Flash Trash as part of the Go Solo season, Williams is set to prove she’s a name to watch.

Director Sally Richards has a fascination with the art of solo performance. “The compulsion for a character to confess its darkest secrets to a voyeuristic audience appeals to me.” Richards has just completed her Master of Theatre Arts at Toi Whakaari and is currently doing preliminary performance research for her PhD in Theatre on solo performance.

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So why do we continue to smile in the face of adversity?

Brooke Williams' solo, Flash Trash, stood out for its excellence in concept, writing and performance. Weird and wonderful – Lynn Freeman, Capital Times

Versatile character actress Brooke Williams proves she is also a witty writer with a surreal imagination. Inspired! – John Smythe, Theatreview

Sally Richards directs in a way that compels our attention without allowing us the comforts of sentiment or sanctimony- intelligently directed and designed by Sally Richards – John Smythe, Theatreview


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