A richly autobiographical monologue in which an adolescent boy tries to find his place in an adult-dominated world; a young man retraces an intensely felt boyhood experience of bullying; and a playwright, in his last days, reconciles the value of an artistic life and challenges the idea of New Zealand identity.
Comic disasters and confronting your own hubris, Not Christmas, but Guy Fawkes is a richly autobiographical search for self-expression. Profound and true, it is a set of variations about over-reaching, cheekily confronting our very own Tall Poppy Syndrome.
Bruce Mason was one of the most significant playwrights in Aotearoa’s theatrical history. Writing with courage and insight, he was a lover of language and a champion of the underdog. To celebrate his extraordinary legacy and to mark the 100 years since Mason was born, actor Stephen Lovatt collaborates with director Shane Bosher and the Bruce Mason Estate, to make his greatest solo works resound for a new age.
This show runs for 90 minutes with no interval.
Arts Festival, Theatre