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Suburbia

When:

Wed 21 May 2008–Sat 31 May 2008, 8:00pm

Where: Maidment Theatre, 8 Alfred St, CBD, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Waged: $18.00
  • Unwaged: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Wayne Lockwood

What the f*** is going on inside kids’ heads today?

Following its successful production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, the University of Auckland's student-run Stage2 Productions is challenging itself with a contemporary American play about coming of age in the 21st Century – and having no idea what to do with your life.

Pulitzer Prize-nominated American writer, actor and social realist Eric Bogosian’s Suburbia is performed for the first time in New Zealand at the Maidment Theatre’s Musgrove Studio from 21–31 May.

A stark look at the youth of today, Suburbia is directed by long-time student actor Roderick D. Morgan. Seasoned Stage2 players Charles Louwrens, Yulie Great and Brie Glusco are joined by a raw cast of fresh new first-year talents making their debut on the University stage.

Set out the back of a local corner dairy, Suburbia offers a disturbing insight into the grim reality that faces many young people today. The play tells the story of five disillusioned and disorderly Gen-Yers, on the night an old friend – who has found rock star fame – returns to visit his former schoolmates. Soon, all of their worlds will be rocked, and even the dairy-owning Muslim immigrants will have a radical part to play.

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