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Written by Lorae Parry
Fundraiser – A Rehearsed Public Reading
Join us at a Rehearsed public reading of Eugenia, to celebrate 30 years since Homosexual Law Reform and contribute to Lorae’s new play, Scarlet & Gold.
Circa Theatre 2pm Saturday Sept 24th 2016
BOOKINGS: 04 801 7992
Set in 1916 and the present, Eugenia tells the story of Eugenia Martelli, an Italian immigrant at the beginning of the century, who lives as a man and marries a woman without revealing her true gender. Eugenia is a charmer, a con artist, a womaniser and an outsider, who lives life on a dangerous edge. Eugenia is arrested – but is she a cold-blooded criminal or has she been put on trial as a gender offender?
“She was the best man I ever knew!” Inspired by the lives of Eugenia Falleni and Brandon Teena, Eugenia is set in two time frames: 1916 and the present. It tells the extraordinary story of Eugenia Martelli, an Italian immigrant to New Zealand at the beginning of last century, who lives as a man and marries a woman without revealing her true gender.
“A major work: exciting, challenging… a journey into the very nature of sexuality. A triumph!” Denis Welsh, Listener
Cast: Madeline McNamara, Lorae Parry, Carmel McGlone, Vivian Bell, Todd Rippon, John Smythe. Directed by Ania Upstill.