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'Marine Snow' by Finnius Teppett at Bats Theatre

Published: Thu 2 Nov 2017 11:11 AM
Director Lori Leigh Presents Marine Snow by Finnius Teppett
Heyday Dome, BATS Theatre, Wellington: 16-25 November
“All they can do is hope that the world isn’t as cold a place as it sometimes feels, and that somewhere out there, there’s something—anything—for them” – Finnius Teppett
Sam has a theory about a rare ocean beauty, and a drive to find it. Penny has a feeling, that something life-changing is about to happen. Don has a big hole to fill, and Sonya might be able to help. As for Leon and Conscience – they’re just along for the ride.
Alongside a talented cast, and brilliant design team, director Lori Leigh (Revelations) brings to life, award winning playwright, Finnius Teppett’s (My Dad’s Boy, White Man Behind a Desk), Marine Snow, this November at BATS Theatre, in Wellington.
“…the characters in Marine Snow are each fumbling in the dark for something to sustain them: a connection.”
Teppett’s Marine Snow breaches the unknown of the world, with hopes of capturing the mysterious beauty within. He is taking a simple story and thrusting it into the world of absurd, and he isn’t afraid to do so. With meticulous research and a wild imagination, Teppett, alongside Leigh’s direction, has created magic in these pages.
Brought to life on stage by a seasoned cast; WTA Best Male Newcomer 2016 Tom Clarke (Hand to God, Devil’s Half-Acre), Stevie Hancox-Monk (Richard II, PSC midsummer night's dream), Isobel Mebus (The Undertow, Revelations), John Landreth (My Dad’s Boy), Freya Daly Sadgrove (Tiny Deaths, My Dad’s Boy), and Neenah Dekkers-Reihana (Waru, Anahera), Marine Snow will undoubtedly be one of the best shows Wellington has seen in 2017.
The sharp minds in the design team of Marine Snow has challenged themselves to create the world Finnius Teppett has shared with them; with Nick Zwart (Vanilla Miraka, Performance Arcade 2017) on lighting and projection [and mentoring], Lucas Neal (Long Ago Long Ago, Spring Awakening) on set, and WTA Best Sound Designer 2016 Oliver Devlin (Seven Sons of Supparath, Jekyll & Hyde/Don Juan), Marine Snow is going to be shaped into the world by capable hands.
“The story has absurd elements (talking fleas, human-fish metamorphosis, a living dead seagull), but the emotions are true and powerful—this play is an intimate tragedy about heartbreak at a personal level.”
Tickets - $20/$15/$14.
ENDS

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