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Arts Night Out: Music, Performance, Play On and Yum Kai!

Arts Night Out: Music, Performance, Play On and Yum Kai!

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  • Wed 24 Jan ’18, 5:00pm – 9:00pm


The Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


The Arts Village

Arts Night Out is a one night arts event utilising Rotorua's new community stage at The Arts Village!

This stage was the result of $11,000 raised from our amazing local community with special thanks to our main funder Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust and our additional business sponsors: Rotorua Multicultural Council, More FM Rotorua and Geohazard Environmental.

Bring your blankets, cushions and chairs and join us outside for live music and performance by local artists:
5pm to 7pm: Music and performance by local talents.
7pm to 9pm: Live play reading by local players, of ‘The 53rd Victim’ by Pip Hall. Presented by Big Picture Minor Deets by arrangement with Playmarket.

Food and beverages for sale onsite from Arts Village Cafe who are doing a special and especially delicious menu for the night (you are also welcome to bring along your own picnic).

Entry is free - although koha of $5 is encouraged to support more creative events for our community. This event is generously supported by funding from Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, Rotorua Arts Village Trust and funds tagged by Shakespeare Outside towards performance art.

A little more info about our acts:
Big Picture Minor Deets (BPMD) is excited to bring its Play On live play reading series to the outdoor stage at the Arts Village.

Play On has been operating each month at Abracadabra Café and Bar since August 2016. Each
month a different New Zealand play is selected and local actors/brave souls read it aloud. There is
no rehearsal, no props – the idea is an informal evening of entertainment.

Play: The 53rd Victim by Pip Hall

Synopsis: Based on a true story. 2005. London is in chaos. Terrorists bomb morning commuters on their way to work. Death and destruction abound. Outside Tavistock Square, a New Zealand doctor boards an exploded double-decker bus and saves a number of lives.

The media hail her as a hero – a bright, upstanding woman with everything going for her. Yet, two weeks later, the woman is dead and her reputation is in tatters - ‘the 53rd victim’ of the London bombings. Hero to victim in just two weeks - how does such a fall from grace occur so quickly?

Approximate duration: 100 minutes plus interval

Interested in making use of the stage? The Outdoor Community Stage is a modular community resource that is able to be moved and used elsewhere around Rotorua. It is brand new and we are still working out the logistics of how it is transported and installed and this information will be available from our reception/website in February 2018 ,with the stage available for offsite bookings from March 2018.

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