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Back/Words

Candid, revealing, funny and completely human: storytelling at its most direct.

Back/Words

How awkward was your first kiss? When was the last time you experienced a death? Have you ever had to tell someone for the first time that you were gay?

They say everyone has a story to tell – and we’re telling them.

Bare Hunt Collective brings you back/words, a new piece of documentary theatre.

Five of Wellington’s freshest acting talent have gone out into the community to interview a range of Wellington individuals – everyone from an eight year old girl, to an elderly couple, to a young gay man.

Their stories have been recorded on film, and will be acted out on stage – word for word. Every movement of the person, every voice quirk, every shifty sideways glance, will be acted out. Honest words, from real people.

And if you thought it was hard enough to act out the lives and stories of real people, we’ll have their voices in our ears. Using iPods while on stage, we’ll be reminded exactly how they told the story. back/words is a unique form of theatre, and is a performance that shouldn’t be missed. Check out the fantastic new show at BATS Theatre 17th-21st February 8pm as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival, thanks to Creative NZ.

Book at BATS on 802 4175 or email book@bats.co.nz

Ticket Prices: Full: $16, Concession: $13, Fringe Addict card: $12

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