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The History Boy: CANCELLED


Wed 2 Sep 2020, 7:30pm–8:20pm
Thu 3 Sep 2020, 7:30pm–8:20pm
Fri 4 Sep 2020, 7:30pm–8:20pm
Sat 5 Sep 2020, 7:30pm–8:20pm

Where: Te Auaha, NZ Institute of Creativity, 65 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

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

All of history is just stories we tell each other to understand the world, and every story is at least in part about the person doing the telling. THE HISTORY BOY is a new improvised work, performed by the award-winning Matt Powell (Awkward Threesome, Soap Factory) and inspired by the imperfect recollections of performer and audience alike.

Matt Powell is an improvisor, director, and writer with over 20 years’ experience creating and performing shows. He has been part of The Court Jesters (Christchurch), PlayShop, WIT, and Soap Factory. He has been performing in the New Zealand Fringe Festival and other Wellington events since 2014. THE HISTORY BOY is his first full-length solo show.

Directed by Jennifer O'Sullivan, and developed at Late Night Knife Fight (winner: September 2019). This show was first presented as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival in March, but the season was cut short because a bunch of history happened*.

"Skilful... a timely reminder that, just like traffic, [history] isn’t around us – it is us."
— Theatreview, March 2020

"Powell brings forth intricate details and quick-witted responses that reward an intelligent audience’s attention."
— The Plus Ones, April 2018

*Should more history happen, i.e. if we remain in Alert Level 2 for the dates of this performance, it will be postponed and all ticket holders will be offered a refund or a transfer to the new season.

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