September 6, 2018

Modern Girls in Bed

This is the second time I've seen a play with Georgina Beyer and she's been mentioned. I'd like to say that we attended together, that we're friends, but we just happened to have attended two performances at Circa at the same time. It was amazing watching this play about famous, legendary, New Zealand women when there was one in the theatre with us. And then she was acknowledged, not that they knew she was there. It was a beautiful moment.

The two parts of the play felt like they were talking to different people. The first half was for those in their 20's and 30's, though they were sparse in the audience [tell them to go see it!], the second half was for those in their 40's and older. Perhaps being staged at Circa this may miss the younger audience, which is a huge shame because it talks to them -there are references that frankly most people didn't get, because of this, often I was the only one laughing.

If it could be called a complaint or a criticism, that's my only one.

The script was perfect, the casting, the costumes, the scenery, everything. It was funny, it was emotional, it was political (without being preachy). It was about family and sisters and mothers and friends and women and our place in the world. It was very, very topical. Although the script was developed in 2016 and 2017 they'd added to make it more relevant. The conversations could be going on in any home right now.

Actually, you should go see it.

Performances: 1-22 September, various times
Tickets: $52

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