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TURBINE at Bats, 30 Nov - 16 Dec

Published: Wed 8 Nov 2006 09:53 AM
SEEyD Theatre Company Presents
TURBINE
Devised by SEEyD
30 November – 16 December
BATS Theatre, 8.00pm, $20/12
Bookings: 04 802 4175 book@bats.co.nz
SEEyD’s new production is a compelling environmental, political, romantic comedy relevant to all Wellingtonian’s. Based on the current proposed Makara wind turbines, TURBINE gives this controversial issue a balanced airing.
Mark Lachlan from the electricity company visits the self-sufficient Gusten household in Ohaunui to complete his consultation process before seventy turbines are erected in their ‘backyard’. At first the family are united in their opposition to the project, but a family secret, erotic fiction, an autistic son, global warming and a most unlikely love story combine to crack their resolve.
Over three months SEEyD has researched, devised and written a local comedy that explores a complex global issue. What happens when a company that’s doing everything it can to save the environment can’t reconcile with an already environmentally conscious family?
“Power, speed, economy; blades cutting up, transforming nothing – wind – into power; into heat and light, sending energy into the heart of this beautiful land.”
“We’re the Saudi Arabia of wind” - Mark Lachlan
“SEEyD has produced some of the most inventive theatre seen in Wellington over recent years”.
- Harry Ricketts, The Listener The Brilliant Fussah
" Yet again a small, independent, project group has invested its talents on spec and produced an exquisite 80 minutes of riveting theatre that deserves to be seen around the country and the wider world. Catch it if you can. "
- John Smythe, NBR review of The Remedy Syndrome
"In the annals of New Zealand Theatre there has been nothing quite like inSalt (2001), SEEyD (2000), and now SAnD, which opened on Saturday…the most beautiful, moving and simplest piece of stage business I have seen in a very long time. Highly recommended”
- Laurie Atkinson, Dom Post review of SAnD
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