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Backyard Theatre - Misconceptions

A Happy Couple-Misconceptions-

Strange images on the fax?
A dead Okapi in Copenhagen zoo??
Abused blackberries from the freezer???
And Ratty from The Wind in the Willows????
Who the *#@* is Zoe?????
Does she really have wings??????

For the answers see "Misconceptions" - David Lewis' virtuoso comedy, by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, straight-talking and surreal.

Matthew and Linda are the perfect professional couple: successful, prosperous and happy with their lives together. They've had their problems like everybody else but those are safely behind them, and, yes, they'd really like to start a family soon, but the biological clock is ticking away, and after years of failure, they decide to enlist the help of Matthews' friend Barry.

All together the three persevere with their do-it-yourself fertility clinic, and though the results are still negative, they remain hopeful, until one night events take a totally unexpected turn.

A play about the games we play and why we play them. It explores the topical issues of fertility, our biological place in the world, the way we live our lives today and reveals a very novel use for frozen summer fruits!

Contains adult themes and some strong language.

Contains stylised violence...Starring: Katrina Baylis, Simon Boyes, Darren Stubbersfield and Anna O'Brien.

Performances: Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee Street.
8pm - 13-16 and 21-23 July, 4pm 17 July, 6:30pm 19 and 20 July.
Tickets: $20. Groups and concessions :$15.
Bookings phone 934 4068; www.backyardtheatre.co.nz;
PO Box 11390

A Backyard Production


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