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Thu 26 Sep 2013, 7:30pm–8:25pm
Fri 27 Sep 2013, 7:30pm–8:25pm
Sat 28 Sep 2013, 7:30pm–8:25pm

Where: The Meteor, 1 Victoria Street, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: R13

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: bcd3

"The sheer creativity is both startling and enchanting. Alzheimer's and senile dementia might seem less than appealing themes to employ for a piece of theatrical beauty. I can only hope my own passing is so sublime."
(Jonathan W. Marshall, Theatreview)

Contemporary puppetry theatre company Tablo open this year’s Hamilton Fringe with their hauntingly evocative new work, In Absentia.

In Absentia premiered in March this year in the Dunedin Fringe Festival where it was nominated for Best Theatre, Best Production Design, and Best of Fringe – and won Best Production Design for being, in the words of the judging panel: “A work by master puppeteers. Mind blowingly imaginative.”

At once both intimate and universal, tragic and surreally outrageous, the show uses life-size puppets and an array of beguiling staging devices to present a mesmerizing glimpse into the world of dementia, through a mother and her son’s journey.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to see the reality of Alzheimer’s brought into sharp focus, ironically, through the unreal world of Tablo’s exquisitely crafted puppetry.

(In Absentia is part of the official 2013 Hamilton Fringe programme)

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