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Jangle: “Buddha On A Bender”

Published: Fri 5 Feb 2010 03:03 PM
Company Moment-Um
Presents
Jangle
“Buddha On A Bender”


Meet Toby. He’s in a lot of trouble, he’s falling apart, has just run away from his Hare Krishna temple and desperately needs some onion and garlic in his life. Toby has seriously snapped! Hiding out in an alleyway, come see what happens when Buddha goes on a bender and Krishna has gone crazy.
As part of Fringe 2010, “Jangle” is a theatrical response to Bill Hammond’s extraordinary painting “Jingle Jangle Morning”. Using the artwork as a creative starting point, the team from Company Moment-um have come up with a darkly funny little tale.
Award winning playwright Mitch Tawhi Thomas (Have Car Will Travel) has finally dusted off his pen and teamed up with the mind boggling comedian Guy Capper, who is well known for his own offbeat brand of stand up comedy and animation artwork.
Guy plays the character of Toby in the play and is relishing the role of being an actor on stage. Lighting designer Jennifer Lal adds her impressive experience to the team.
“Jangle” also features some fresh new talent. Up and coming actor Clare Wilson (Vienna/Verona) plays Kerri, the kind of blissed out young Krishna girl you may often see along Cuba Street. A haunting original soundtrack has been created by local singer and composer Jhan Lindsay.
“We are having fun putting on a show with some beautiful art as our inspiration” says Mitch, “ The Krishna kids have always caught my eye clapping along the street… I wonder what has made them join and where will they be in ten years time? Probably running for the Act Party in Kelburn somewhere.”
“Jangle” is at BATS theatre from 14 – 18 Feb. 6.30 pm. $16 full. $13 concession $12 Fringe addict card.
Bookings: ph - (04) 8024175 email – book@bats.co.nz
ENDS

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