Two shows in one night! Enjoy "No Science in Goodbye", as seen in the Wanaka Festival of Colour, followed by the newly developed prequel "Todo Verano"
No Science To Goodbye
The landscape of the Southern Lakes looms large in this new work in which music and poetry underscore a trio of unravelling lives. Elsie is a tempestuous young expat who returns to Wanaka from Berlin to look after her terminally ill brother, Sam. She runs into her former lover Frank who is now a glaciologist – a coolly logical and rational scientist. The ensuing complications push them to the torn edges of love, loss, risk. The Southern Alps are as rugged and complex and as painfully beautiful as the relationships that form and melt under their gaze.
Todo Verano (All Summer)
A freshly workshopped showing: A young backpacker embarks on a passionate pilgrimage through the Mediterranean with a little help from Janet Frame. Elsie’s summer on the island of Ibiza is a rite of passage, a season of discovery as she distances herself from her first love and her old life. Parallels between her trajectory and that of one of New Zealand’s best writers emerge as she wonders where home is, and will she ever return? Written during summer 2017/18 at the Robert Lord Writer’s Cottage, Todo Verano is the prequel to No Science To Goodbye.