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Privatising Parts

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  • Mon 4 Mar ’13, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 5 Mar ’13, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wed 6 Mar ’13, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thu 7 Mar ’13, 7:00pm – 8:00pm


The Basement, Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General: $15.00
  • Consession: $13.00

Based on the book by Richard Meros, the author of "On the conditions and possibilities of Helen Clark taking me as her young lover."

Watch as gut-wrenching insight pours from New Zealand’s most lovelorn individual, Richard Meros. Defeated after a love obsession with Helen Clark turns rancid, Mero proposes we must combat the dystopian control exercised by love, lust and marriage. We must privatise our loves and bodies, assigning RandyCorp as the sole arbiter.

Would you trust the RandyCorp proposal? Will you follow Meros to the assembly line?

Richard Meros has specifically chosen activist and artist Heleyni Pratley to create the theatrical adaptation of this satirical novel. The show weaves Heleyni’s personal narrative of heartbreak, her own obsession with Helen Clark, and her fascination with science and transhumanism to create a truly unique and personal adaptation of Privatising Parts. A satirical comment on our current culture of privatisation, the audience is invited into Heleyni’s science lab to witness her proposal for New Zealand. Armed with a live webcam, a stack of YouTube evidence, dramatic use of science experiments and her best song and dance routines, Heleyni will prove to you that privatising love in New Zealand is the way forward.

“Privatising Parts is part manifesto, part hyperbolic free-associating ramble, and part one-woman, one-hour Mad Scene…cherry-picking from the Greatest Hits of Late-Capitalist Visioneering to concoct a blue-sky nightmare of privatized sexuality…buy in while you have the chance” The Wellingtonista

Performed by Heleyni Pratley
Directed by Eleanor Bishop

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