Under

Where: Repertory Theatre, Ridgway St, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

Restrictions: M

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • General Admission - concession: $15.00
  • Buy Tickets – 06 349 0511
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Listed by: chris4b4

May was an athlete and an artist, ambitious, headstrong, brilliant, beautiful – and now she has disappeared.

The Man who loved her does nothing but try to find her again, but as he tells and retells their story he starts to learn that ‘remembering is a game for two players’.

Under is a poetic monologue about memory and the enduring power of love.

“Under is a beautifully crafted, skilfully presented piece of theatre... sensitive, nuanced, delicate, often reaching up to the poetic.” - Tim Stevenson, Theatreview

An original solo show featuring performer Chris Green, who delighted Whanganui audiences with Coaltown Blues in 2017. He returns with this brilliant new solo play; giving three performances only.

Under is written by award-winning young playwright Cassandra Tse and shortlisted for Auckland Theatre Company's The Next Stage and commended for PANZ Long Play Award 2017 – the premiere season in Wellington delighted critics who responded with a full range of superlatives.

“I have never seen this sentiment echoed with such conviction, nor conveyed with such talent, in a theatrical work – or any work of art – before. Tse’s script is beyond beautiful. It is intelligent, fierce, and compassionate. Green is a natural performer who clearly shares a strong connection with the work. His micro-expressions and gestures are a joy to watch. Cain’s direction demonstrates a great understanding of the script – without fail, each decision he has made complements its ebbs and flows, its highs and lows, and its power.” - Madelaine Empson – Regional News

“Tse’s words are silver threads on storm clouds as she stitches a delicate mix of light and dark of his journey… The relatable characterisation of Green and May interweaved with the poetry hits home and pulls you under. The specificity of May–her collection of driftwood, boxes of watercolours–makes you fall in love with the complexity of her as he does. Green is charming and soft. He retells his memories fondly, and there’s something about the look in his eyes that makes you want everything to be okay for him. His comfortability on stage makes him feel familiar.”

Courtney Rose Brown – Art Murmurs.

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