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This week at BATS

This week at BATS

STAB - Death & The Dreamlife of Elephants

For the makers amongst you...

Win tickets!

Mental Health Break

Coming up in the near future...
STAB - Death & The Dreamlife of Elephants

By a slightly isolated dog
Directed by Leo Gene Peters

With the talents of Tracey Monastra, Andrew Foster, Paul Tozer, Thomas Press, Meg Frauenstein, Aaron Cortesi, Harriette Cowan, Vaughn Slinn, Sara Allen, Uther Dean, Hannah Banks & Paul Waggott

From Tuesday 10 - Saturday 21November (no show Sun/Mon) at 8PM

Special Public Preview on Monday 9 November for just $10!
Tickets: $20 full / $13 Concession & groups (6+) seems to be forever changing - chuck it in your bookmarks!

Nearing 30, Julian finds himself lost.  He’s been standing still in life for some time...  So, the universe conspires, creating this strange mystery, in order to get him moving again.

Everything seems connected. So what is really going on? Do you know? Do we? It is a question that’s impossible to answer. It could just be a lie after all

A Slightly Isolated Dog presents a mysterious new event that is simply unlike anything seen in Wellington theatre. Different? Yes. Pushing the boundary of dramatic art? We'd like to think so. Pretentious? Maybe.  Provocative? Yes. Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants is a production that brings theatre out from four walls and into the grandest stage of all: Life itself. It seems to be everywhere, but what exactly is it?  Will you play along?

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What we do know is that something will indeed be happening on November 10, 2009 at BATS Theatre. And what we do know is that the performances within those four walls are but a climax of a something – or some thing – that will reveal itself when the time is right. Before then… There will be noir. There will be a detective. Maybe a prostitute. The lonely streets of Wellington. A seedy nightclub. Oh, and definitely an Elephant hunt…


For the makers amongst you...

A couple of big deadlines coming up at BATS for the Theatre makers amongst you:

STAB 2010: get inspired by this year's commissions, and apply for next year! Expressions of Interest close on the 30th November. COMEDY FEST 2010: Think you're funny? Applications for BATS shows close on the 20th November.

Want more info? Get in touch...


Win tickets!

Want to come to see Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants next Tuesday? We've got a double pass for someone who can tell us what types of Elephant there are in the world. The winner will be chosen randomly by BATS staff next Monday at 11am.

Congratulations to Rosemary Stokell, who won tickets to see the show this week.


Mental Health Break

Those of you sitting in offices will appreciate this one: Venn Diagrams. But cooler than you think. Now, it being Summer and all that, perhaps a spot of Tennis is in order? Or for something more sedate but just as addictive, we bring you virtual bubble wrap.

Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants is pretty trippy in parts - so are these Elephants, especially when the soundtrack is Sun Ra. And finally, the Smurfs are Communists. You heard it here first.

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Coming up in the near future...

the unofficial BATS Christmas Season:

GAS Tuesday 24 November - Saturday 5 December (no show Sun/Mon) @7PM:                                            A darkly comic story of a petrol station set amoungst the bright lights of K' Road.

Confessions of a Drag Queen Wednesday 25 - Saturday 28 November @9.30PM:                                Style, glitz and glamour straight from the steamy shores of Brazil.

Hot Pink Bits Tuesday 1 - Saturday 12 December (no show Sun/Mon) @9PM:                                            Penny Ashton - all singing, all dancing, and all wrong.

The Wishing Tree Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 December @7PM:                                                                    Come watch your wishes come true, live on stage!

Watch out for more info on these coming up in BATSmails to come!


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