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April 23, 2007

Wellington Show in Sign Language @ BATS Theatre

From: Theatre Militia - New Zealand - Apr 23, 2007

Theatre Militia Presents A Bright Room Called Day By Tony Kushner Directed by Rachel Lenart

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26 APRIL – 5 MAY
BATS Theatre, 8.30pm
Bookings: 802 4175 or

“During times of reactionary backlash, the only people sleeping soundly are the guy’s who´re giving the rest of us bad dreams“

If you happened to have a loaded gun and a clear close range view of the back of Hitler´s head, would you shoot?

Berlin 1932 - In the home of celebrated actress Agnes Eggling a delightful ensemble of comrades gather to discuss, dispute and deride the events surrounding the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. But does the rhetoric of the enlightened have any effect? Should they stay and fight or leave and be free. What kind of political power do ordinary people possess?

Selfish Paulinka and selfless Annabella, Husz a one eyed Hungarian Cinematographer, Baz a ‘Homosexual Sunday anarchist,’ the enigmatic and diabolical Herr Swetts and an American ´political refugee´ from the 1980´s, this vibrant cast of characters promises to confront, confound and contradict itself in a truly rich and poignant exploration of psyche.

From the team who brought you Bouncing With Billie and Theatre Militia’s Symposium, comes the New Zealand première of internationally acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner’s first stage production. Kushner (Angels in America) is renowned for his uncompromising politics, compassionate humanity and potent poetics, Theatre Militia are proud to present this powerful and controversial play.

A Bright Room Called Day marks a new phase in Theatre Militia’s exploration as a company – normally known for its original and devised work this is the first time they have worked with a found text.

With a strong visual design focus and provocative performances by eight of Wellington’s best loved and finest young talent, A Bright Room Called Day promises to maintain that Theatre Militia magic.

Starring: Hannah Clarke, Richard Dey, Kate Fitzroy, Bex Joyce, Liz Kirkman, Felix Preval, Chris Reed and Jean Sergent

For further information please contact Brianne Kerr Publicity
021 165 5784 |
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