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Conversations (With My Penis)

When:

Tue 10 Feb 2015, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Wed 11 Feb 2015, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Thu 12 Feb 2015, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Fri 13 Feb 2015, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Sat 14 Feb 2015, 8:30pm–9:30pm

Where: BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington

Restrictions: R13

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $20.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Groups (6+): $14.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: deanhewison2

In April 2014, "Conversations (With My Penis)" premiered at BATS Theatre for a short 4-night season in the Comedy Festival. In February, the show returns to the newly refurbished BATS Theatre for a full season – this time with an exciting new cast.

"Conversations (With My Penis)" is an absurd buddy-comedy that explores the ups and downs and ins and outs of the most powerful partnership of a man’s life – him and his penis. The play explores 5 decades in the love/hate relationship between Tom and his penis. It is an absurd buddy-comedy that tackles a lifetime of issues – from impotence to infidelity, men's health to Viagra - with a lot of laughs and plenty of heart. Aidan Grealish plays Tom, an average guy with all the same penile problems we pretend we don’t have. Opposite Tom sits his penis (Carrie Green), a boisterous and excitable 6-foot pleasure-seeker who often lands Tom in trouble.

Much more than just dick-jokes, "Conversations" takes the audience on a journey through the life of a man from the age of 15 all the way through to 55. Checking in every ten years, we see Tom battle with various problems that challenge most of us – some of them funny, and some more serious.

“Yes, there are more jokes than you can shake a dick at but there are touching, serious issues at play too empathizing with and forcing a dialogue about modern masculinity… I cannot reiterate enough the surprising tastefulness of this piece.” – Rip It Up

“Witty, adroit and very original, there is nothing unseemly or smutty about this show and it is not loaded with baseless toilet jokes but clever humour and even moments of poignant reality.” – The Dominion Post

“You don’t need a penis to play one.”

For this return season, the character of Tom’s penis is played by Carrie Green – a 2014 Chapman Tripp Theatre Award nominee for playing herself in We Could Live Here. Director Dean Hewison says “Carrie is one of the funniest performers I’ve seen. The giant penis costume does all the work establishing the character’s gender and after that, the fact that the penis is played by a woman isn’t important. I’m interested in how that dynamic is going to feel for an audience and what differences it will bring to the script. I really don’t think you need a penis to play one!”

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