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The Bach


Sunday 25 November 2018 9:30 am
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At
Stables Theatre
Cnr Arthur St & Main Highway
Ellerslie
Auckland
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The Play
THE BACH, by Stephen Sinclair, resonates with that most Kiwi of things: spending the summer at a bach at the beach.  Many of us will remember that experience growing up – sometimes it seemed like entire towns uprooted after Christmas and headed for the Coromandel for their summer holiday!

THE BACH brings two Kiwi brothers together whilst grappling with the death of their father.  It explores family as they deal with death of a parent, death of a marriage and accepting your siblings for who they are outside the bounds of a shared childhood and shared memories.  Add in one wife and one budding Maori radical struggling to come to grips with her heritage and THE BACH is a New Zealand play for our times.

Contact details
Contact Annie Whittaker to get an e-copy of the play and to find out which pieces to focus on for the audition. 
email: annie.whittaker@icloud.com
telephone: 027 277 9727

Rehearsals
Commence Sunday 6 January 2019, Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 7.30pm, Sundays from 12.30pm

Season
Thursday 14 to Saturday 23 March 2019 - 10 performances including 2 matinees.

About the director
Annie Whittaker has been involved in the performing arts in one way or another since high school where she started out performing in musicals.  Since then she did a bit of acting before starting a lengthy career in stage management and theatre teaching, for both community and professional theatre.  Annie started directing in 2009 with a short play at Dolphin Theatre, and has since directed A FEW GOOD MEN and THE GOD OF CARNAGE at Dolphin, THIS IS HOW IT GOES at Mairangi Players, KINGS OF THE GYM at Titirangi, SURE THING at Ellerslie and most recently BASKERVILLE at Dolphin Theatre.

Play Setting
The play takes place at Simon and Michael’s family bach in the Coromandel in early 2000.

Cast Required
* The ages are only suggestions and should only be treated as guidelines. If you are outside of this age range but feel you are perfect for the role, please come along to audition.




Characters
Simonmale late 30s to 40s Simon is the responsible older brother, a lawyer.
Michaelmale 30s to 40s Simons's younger brother, the one who got away from New Zealand and has been living in London. A writer.
Sallyfemale late 30s to 40s Simon's wife, glamorous, a movie producer.
Hanafemale Sally's p.a. A millennial and budding Maori radical just starting to explore that part of her heritage.


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