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SEED, A Play Reading

13 August 2013


SEED, A Play Reading

After a successful season of play readings in 2012, Circa Theatre is pleased to present the first of 2013 with a rehearsed reading of the Elisabeth Easther play, SEED, on Saturday, 17 August at 2pm.

Seed is a multi-narrative play about the business of fertility. Today we have access to other people’s eggs, sperm, and a range of expensive avenues to go down when nature isn’t taking its course. And abortions are easy to access because reproduction is all about choice. Who’d have dreamed that one day people would pay rent for their frozen embryos? Or that ovulation apps would appear on smart phones? Or that doctors would instruct their patients to have intercourse via text message?

Seed is about the anxiety some women experience to learn they’re pregnant, even while in loving relationships, and about fancy fertility clinics that prey on people’s primal urge to replicate, in the hope of cementing the bond with their partner in a way a ring, a house or a promise just doesn’t. Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant.

Directed by Susan Wilson, the reading will feature actors Sarah Boddy, Christopher Brougham, Jude Gibson, Miranda Manasiadis and Lyndee-Jane Rutherford.

The reading will take place at 2pm on Saturday, 17 August in Circa Two. Tickets are just $10, and can be purchased at the Circa Box Office by calling 801-7992 or online at www.circa.co.nz.

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