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Wed 23 Nov 2016, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Thu 24 Nov 2016, 1:00pm–2:00pm
Thu 24 Nov 2016, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: The Auckland Performing Arts School (PASNZ), 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Well known NZ Actor, Geraldine Brophy, brings to the stage, Orange, the story of young adults living with arthritis.

Orange is a stage work that enables the talents of young people 17 to 24 years old with Arthritis to realise a multi-discipline performance of their unique artistic voice. A show that celebrates their body’s responses to life.

An authentic view from within the pain and perceived restrictions of physicality. A view that casts a bright light on their creative expression.

In Orange, we aim to develop these young actors, dancers, singers and musicians to a performance achievement of a glorious 40minute show that spotlights their strength and beauty as individual artists.

Geraldine Brophy, actress, director and playwright and Ambassador for Arthritis NZ, was commissioned to write the work, and lyrics for the show, with music by Michael Nicholas Williams. Orange was performed for one night only at the Gryphon Theatre in Wellington in 2014 and was a great success. We are now looking forward to presenting three shows at the TAPAC Performing Arts Centre in Auckland in November 2016.

The work is poetic and theatrical.

With the fictional land of Orange (Arthritis signature color), is the Top of the World and to get there, the goal for the five adventurers we encounter...

The Joker, Sadly Knot, Will Moving, Flora the Explorer and Burn. They aim to climb to Orange, and leave their burdens at the top, assisted by P.R Blood, a Puck-like creature who can guide and sell information but not actually get them there.

They must do that themselves, in order to lay down their burdens and find a personal strength that allows them to live a better life.

Orange the show is a true collaborative effort with the emphasis on creative satisfaction for each young artist. As the lights go down, music begins and a little light glows from within the stage set which is a giant open Globe.

This is the heart of the World Orange.

Throughout the show, our characters emerge and capture our hearts with their attempt to reach Orange, the top of the world.

At the end of the work Orange, the globe, is rotated by the power of their collective “Heart will” and so in the finish, the top of the World comes to them.

3 performances only.

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