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Starring Arthur Meek
Written by Geoff Pinfield & Arthur Meek, based on a book by Richard Meros
Directed by Geoff Pinfield
Produced by Show Pony
Hillary Clinton / Young Lover is a brilliant, absurd and delightful 60-minute live comedy experience. It’s about a dashing young Kiwi on a passionate quest to save the Free World.
His name is Richard Meros, B.A.
In a delightfully earnest fashion he launches into a hilarious and persuasive argument that outlines the conditions and possibilities of Hillary Clinton taking him as her Young Lover prior to the 2016 Presidential Election.
He’s aided and abetted by a remarkable PowerPoint presentation. His research indicates that Mrs. Clinton not only wants, but needs to take a Young Lover in order to initiate the goldenest age of western culture and society. Furthermore, he believes himself to be manifestly destined for the role. Further-furthermore – he has the barkingly plausible reasoning to prove it.
The show is created by two New Zealanders: playwright and performer Arthur Meek & writer and director Geoff Pinfield. Arthur performs the sole role of Richard Meros, B.A. and uses a hand-held clicker to operate the thermonuclear PowerPoint presentation. It’s adapted from a book by the New Zealand author Richard Meros and the hit show On the Conditions and Possibilities of Helen Clark Taking Me as Her Young Lover
It premiered at La Mama Experimental Theatre in New York in March 2015 and was featured in the “lowbrow & brilliant” section of New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix.
Sunday matinee, 4.30pm
Reservations can be made by calling the Box Office ph. 04 801 7992 or book now online.
Reservations can be made by calling the Box Office ph. 04 801 7992.
Arthur creates delightfully enterprising work for all kinds of stages, platforms and screens. His plays include On The Upside Down of the World. He recently spent 18 months in the USA as the recipient of the Harriet Friedlander New York Residency.
Geoff creates imaginative theatrical mischief through energetic collaborations with exciting artists. Geoff was awarded the Chapman Tripp Director of the Year in 2013 for The Magic Chicken, which recently performed at the Sydney Opera House. Notable work includes Real Fake White Dirt and The Thing From The Place.
Richard Meros is the author of six books of cultural satire and two novels. His most recent work is Dating Westerners: tips for the new rich of the developing world. He was also a recipient of the Horoeka Grant for which he wrote the essay ‘New Bourgeoizealand’.
Show Pony is a creative stable that holds some of Aotearoa’s finest independent arts performances, led by Producer Adrianne Roberts. Founded in 2012 and one of two producers funded by Creative New Zealand, Show Pony has produced over 15 award-winning productions, including recent Circa hits The Pianist, The Demolition of the Century, and children’s works Beards! Beards! Beards! and Caterpillars as part of the Capital E National Arts Festival for Children.