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Acting classes for all ages.

Please contact Lucinda Peterken on 372-2770 or 0211-900-291.

6-week Drama Course for Children

Presented by Tara Davis

Tuesdays: 3:30-4:30pm

Contact Tara on 0210-816-0061

If you are interested in taking part in the theatre then send us an email.

We are planning a range of activities from putting on full plays, to play-readings. You may want to act, or direct, or write a play, or you may want to help behind the scenes with scenery, lighting or costumes. No experience necessary.

Just send us an email and we will keep you informed

"WAR IS AN AVALANCHE"

LEST WE FORGET… those that have past and those that have lived on…

Friday 26th June - 7:30pm

"WAR IS AN AVALANCHE" is a multimedia song-cycle written by award-winning Canadian composer / pianist & now Waiheke local John Mackay.

The music is a 'must-experience' as it is too eclectic to describe. It drives through all possible genres including Turkish folk music. The work was inspired by and is based on letters written by soldiers based in Gallipoli and their families which Mackay has adapted for his compositions. The 75-minute long program consists of nine songs, each of them telling an individual story and yet all of them reinforcing the main theme: being human. The pieces will be taking you through all emotions possible ranging from regret, fear, doubt, longing and horror to lust, hope, fun and love, of course.

And because Mackay likes to spread his wings and cross over, rather than staying in one genre, he and the production team have created a show made to tickle not just your ears but ALL of your senses.

Aside from the music, you also will be taken on a visual journey with original photographs being projected onto a backdrop, rendered by Island artist Bruce Woods.

And while the lyrics themselves are heart-rending enough, we are honoured to have gotten another Waihekean icon on board. Pat Urlich, vocalist and musician, will be narrating throughout the show, setting the mood for each piece by reading excerpts from original letters and explaining the background.

VOCALISTS:
Rutene Spooner / Eva-Maria Hess / Rose Meyer

BAND:
THE JOHN MACKAY JAZZ-ROCK QUARTET
John Mackay - keys / Mano Pratt - guitar / Aaron Coddel - bass / Phil Barker - drums

For tickets and bookings phone (09) 372 4942

ARTWORKS THEATRE
2 KORORA ROAD, ONEROA, WAIHEKE (behind library)