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Love, Death, and Videotapes
Two tragicomedies by acclaimed writer/performers Jonny Potts and Jean Sergent weave a journey of love and loss in Wellington. A guided tour of the capital’s video shops, The Best Show in Town is at Your Place Every Night chases ghosts of our recent past over bright hills and into lost valleys.
Change Your Own Life is a cosmic comedic journey of surviving and thriving through grief, chance, and self-sabotage.
Together, these complementary and sometimes contradictory pieces make for a unique evening of theatre. Live Through This reflects what it has meant to live in this city through times of immense cultural and personal upheaval.
‘I’ve never seen Jean give anything less than a powerhouse performance’ — Pantograph Punch
‘Potts is at once charming and slightly mysterious… he is a master craftsman’ — Theatreview
By Jonny Potts and Jean Sergent
DIRECTORS Jonny Potts and Jean Sergent
COMPANY School for Gifted Children
23 Oct – 13 Nov – FINAL WEEK!
Preview 22 Oct
Tues – Sat 7.30pm
$25 – $52
$42 ‘Concession’ price (i.e. Community Services Card, Gold Card or student ID required)
Total Runtime: 100mins – The Best Show in Town is at Your Place Every Night (Runtime: 40 mins) followed by a 15 min interval then Change Your Own Life (Runtime: 45 mins).
Content forecast: Live Through This contains references to sex, death, and mental illness.
COVID UPDATE: Please note, at the moment we are selling seats to this show at a ‘reduced capacity’ until we have more certainty about the upcoming change in Alert levels. If we appear to be ‘sold out’, please email our Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our Alert Level 1 waitlist. You will be contacted again if/when we move to Alert Level 1. Thank you for your understanding.
PHOTO/DESIGN: COSMO BONES