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Sometimes I Don’t Like Yellow

Published: Fri 5 Feb 2010 02:08 PM
Sometimes I Don’t Like Yellow
It's not easy sometimes, this whole life lark. We all make mistakes, some of us mroe than others. Damn. More than others. Anyway, these mistakes vary in magnitude from the simple (buying light blue milk) to the unforgivable (buying yellow top milk). So, the question is, what happens when the head honcho of a large pineapple company makes a mistake? And we're talking proper massive mistake - even bigger than yellow-top milk. Heaps bigger. Like killer robots bigger.
Sometimes I Don't Like Yellow is the debut production from by my accomplice theatre. The collective was formed in late 2009 by Uther Dean, Hannah Banks and Paul Waggott upon completion of their BAs at Victoria University. The three have been involved in numerous shows in Wellington including directing the acclaimed THEA 304 season peoplearefragilethingsyoushouldknowbynowbecarefulwhatyouputthemthrough and being partperformermakers in the of the acclaimed Chapman Tripp winning STAB 2009 show Death and the Dream Life of Elephants as well as having worked with some of Wellington’s most exciting young theatre makers. my accomplice is more than ready to stab you with knives of joy in your theatre eyes.
Fringe is the time of year for something new. And shiny. my accomplice is just that. The cast and crew are all former or current Victoria University theatre students, and are eager to get this Fringe show into the world. And by the world, I mean Wellington. And by Wellington I mean BATS Theatre. BATS is known as a supporter of the new and exciting theatre in Wellington, and Sometimes I Don’t Like Yellow intends to keep that tradition alive.
The work is a comedy of escalation and features a surreal and quirky sense of humour. But it's not all fun and games, oh no siree: Sometimes I Don't Like Yellow is a comedy with a soul. It asks the questions of why we make decisions that we know are wrong, how we can be so easily influenced, what it means to be human, and how far can one man's madness take us... Peter Blouse owns YUM Pineapple, a company that, whilst successful, is no world beater. Blouse soon ends up with a new product on his hands - a product that takes the company from strength to strength: YUM Pineapple's brand new Red Pineapple. What is it? Why is it so good? More than this I cannot say. But all will be revealed
Sometimes I Don't Like Yellow is a brand new devised work being devised as I write this media release. If you've ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of a group of twenty-something year old theatre students, look no further than Sometimes I Don't Like Yellow. I can't guarantee you'll believe in our sanity, but I can guarantee that you'll enj - Oh wait, apparently I'm not allowed to guarantee your enjoyment because there is still a chance you wont actually enjoy it. Uh, awkward. So, um, on that note, I can propose that there is a possibility, maybe even a probability (I think I'm allowed to claim probability) that you'll enjoy it.
Yellow is the Mighty Boosh meeting Chris Morris in Mighty Mighty as Robert LePage tickles himself lightly in the background. It will appeal to the theatre literate and the first time audience member equally.
WHAT: Sometimes I Don't Like Yellow
WHO: my accomplice theatre
WHERE: BATS Theatre, Kent Terrace Wellington
WHEN: February 26 - March 2, 8pm
HOW:bookings@bats.co.nz [04] 802 4175
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