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Unitec presents The Dining Room

Unitec presents The Dining Room

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  • Fri 20 Apr ’12, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 21 Apr ’12, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Mon 23 Apr ’12, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 24 Apr ’12, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 25 Apr ’12, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Thu 26 Apr ’12, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 27 Apr ’12, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 28 Apr ’12, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
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Unitec Theatre, Entry 1, 139 Carrington Rd, Mt Albert



Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Concession (seniors, unwaged, Unitec staff (with ID)): $10.00
  • Student / Unitec grads (ID may be required): $5.00

By A.R Gurney
Directed by Cameron Rhodes
Performed by Year 3 acting students from Unitec's Performing and Screen Arts school

“If only these walls could speak”

Albert Gurney’s comedy of manners, The Dining Room, begins with the premise that contained within the wood grain and textile of furniture, there is an account of what has come to pass in that room. The premise begs the question: What if those phantoms and yet fresh ‘furniture memories’ appeared in action before us? This is the making of an intriguing work that chronicles the lives of 57 characters through 18 scenes.

The style is naturalism at its most potent as we discover the aspirations, infidelities, disappointments and machinations of decades of Americans who have occupied and used The Dining Room. It is also a critique of American Anglo-Saxon culture and how W.A.S.P. (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) values have been challenged by the new America of multi-racialism and gender equality.

20-28 April, 7pm (no show Sunday)
Unitec Theatre, Entry 1, Carrington Rd, Department of Performing & Screen Arts, Unitec, Mt Albert campus, Auckland

Rated GA. Running time approx 1hr 45min plus interval.

Book at http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2012/apr/the-dining-room or call (09) 361 1000.

Full year pass to all Unitec shows. Offer open until 19 April: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2012/may/unitec-school-of-performing-and-screen-arts-2012-season-pass

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