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Duration: 7-10 Mar,
Location: Circa One
Price: $53 - $69

Circa Theatre is showcasing three of the Aotearoa NZ Festival of the Arts shows in 2024. Keep an eye on the Festival of Arts website and social media for the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of Arts full program which retains free, whānau-friendly outdoor art and visual arts exhibitions in the Wellington region and includes a series of digital content and recordings that can be accessed anywhere.

Our Own Little Mess

Our Own Little Mess is a genre-bending live performance and immersive audio adventure. Follow the sprawling and seemingly unconnected lives of five characters as they navigate life’s big mysteries, from Wellington and Auckland to New York and Beijing, from the mundane to the unknowable, in this world premiere.

Directed by Leo Gene Peters and Jane Yonge
Presented by A Slightly Isolated Dog (Aotearoa New Zealand)

… wondrously theatrical mix of hyper-naturalism, magic realism and surrealism …the constant recognition of true human experience” – Theatreview on Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants

Unfortunately, due to illness in the cast, the remaining performances of Our Own Little Mess are cancelled.
All ticket holders are being contacted directly by iTicket, and comp holders will be contacted directly by Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts. Thank you for your understanding and we wish those who are ill all the best for a speedy recovery.

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Gravity and Grace

Brimming with intellect, humour and rich visuals, the show follows Kraus through the production of an ill-fated film in Auckland in the 90s, her bold moved to punk New York in the 70s, and to a disastrous appearance at a Berlin film market. See its work premiere this Festival.

By Eleanor Bishop and Karin McCracken
Directed by Eleanor Bishop

Almost flawless – Adam NZ Play Awards Panel

Circa One

There is a Choose Your Price | Kōwhiria Tō Utu ticket option for Gravity & Grace on Sunday 10 March 2pm.

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The Savage Coloniser Show

Ockham Award winner Tusiata Avia’s The Savage Coloniser Show’s unapologetic and clear-eyed examination of race and racism, the colonised and the coloniser, is full of bold humour, courage and lacerating truths. This is theatre that is as provocative as it is necessary – a red-hot Festival ticket you should not miss.

By Tusiata Avia
Directed by Anapela Polata’ivao
Presented by FCC Theatre

With characteristic savage and stylish wit, Avia holds the word-blade to our necks and presses with a relentless grace. At the end, you’ll feel your pulse anew. — Selina Tusitala Marsh, 2017-2019 NZ Poet Laureate

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There is a Choose Your Price | Kōwhiria Tō Utu ticket option for The Savage Coloniser Show on Sunday 3 March 4pm.

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Runtime: 75 minutes
Audience care notes:
coarse language, sexually explicit material, and challenging themes of rape and colonisation. There is also use of a machete in the show.

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