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An eco-powered black comedy about a scientist, a Greenpeace activist, a Navy SEAL and one huge ozone hole.
COVID-19 PROTECTION FRAMEWORK UPDATE 30/11/21:
COVID UPDATE 30/11: Circa at Orange 🟠 To open at capacity under the Covid-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System) we must follow the My Vaccine Pass requirements. As of Friday the 3rd December 2021, we will require all patrons over the age of 12 years and 3 months to present a My Vaccine Pass to enter our premises at any traffic light setting. At traffic light Orange or Red, face coverings will be required when visiting Circa.
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In 1985, the world wakes to the discovery of the ozone hole over Antarctica.
It’s Wild West days at McMurdo Station and Scott Base, a time of big hair, big make-up, and ice-cold wine coolers. It’s little more than a decade since the US Navy lifted their ban on women travelling to the Ice. Meanwhile Greenpeace, rallying to create the first ‘World Park’ in Antarctica, is protesting the commercial exploitation of oil and mineral deposits under the ice by prospecting governments and companies…
Stella, a NZ scientist, Ioane, a US Navy SEAL from American Samoa, and Bonny, a Greenpeace activist, meet during one Antarctic summer. What unfolds is as dark, funny, and monumental as the discovery of the ozone hole itself. The second play in Lynda Chanwai-Earle’s acclaimed Antarctic Theatre Trilogy, HOLE builds on the innovative use of eco-powered energy as used in the award-winning HEAT.
“HOLE explores the relationship between art and science…[describing] Antarctica as the heartbeat of the world, pulsing as the ice expands with the seasons. Poetry has a way to pull at the heart strings that raw science doesn’t…leaving us in awe of the raw beauty of our planet.” — Art Murmurs
“Incredible…Brilliant…A Winner!” – The Wellingtonista ★★★★★
“Captivating…a metaphor for Antarctica’s peril!” – Sarah Catherall, The Dominion Post ★★★★★
BY Lynda Chanwai-Earle
DIRECTORS Kerryn Palmer and Sally Richards
COMPANY Ice Floe Productions Tapui Ltd
20 Nov – 18 Dec – FINAL WEEK! LAST SHOW SAT 18 DEC!
Tues – Sat 7.30pm
$25 – $52
$42 ‘Concession’ price (i.e. Community Services Card, Gold Card or student ID required)
Runtime: 95mins with no interval
Content Warning: This show contains the following: Flashing lights, coarse language, nudity, use of drugs, violence and stage combat and possible sudden or prolonged loud noises.
PHOTO: PHILIP MERRY/ART POPPY SERANO