Dinner

(Tapere Iti, Te Auaha, 65 Dixon Street)

Presented by Eclectic as part of NEW ZEALAND FRINGE FESTIVAL 2020! 

"A dark and surreal piece embodying a home of family violence and hereditary depression; where the parasite of Human Decay takes human shape, and rules as king. Dinner is an abstract piece, filled with raw emotion, that will incite the grinding and gnawing of teeth."

Created by recent Te Auaha graduate Eli Payne, Dinner is a show that deals with the ugly side of humanity, focusing on mental illness (specifically manic depression) and abuse, and its ramifications, shown through the story of a family that is plagued by this 'Parasite of Human Decay'.

Taking heavy inspiration from expressionist, abstract, and physical theatre, Dinner relies on physical cues and body language rather than text and dialogue to tell a story, thanks to its unnerving Butoh-inspired style.

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