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Opening 22 Aug 2014 at Alexandra Park [Auckland]
Cirque du Soleil TOTEM
Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce the long-awaited return of its trademark blue-and-yellow big top to Auckland this Spring with an all-new, awe-inspiring production. TOTEM, a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind, will open on August 22, 2014 at Alexandra Park for a five week engagement. No further extension is possible. [more]

Opening 23 Aug 2014 at Fortune Theatre [Dunedin]
LUNGS
In a time of global anxiety and political unrest, a young couple contemplate having a child. If they overthink it, they'll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster. This hilarious and touching examination of one coupleís decision begs the question: what will be the first to destruct, the planet or the relationship? [more]

Opening 26 Aug 2014 at TAPAC Theatre, Western Springs [Auckland]
SHORT + SWEET 2014 Theatre WEEK ONE
Short+Sweet Theatre starts with a call through the SHORT + SWEET website for entries where we ask playwrights and independent theatre to submit proposals and scripts. At the same time we also ask directors and actors to apply to be involved. We take on-line submissions from anyone keen to be involved. [more]

Opening 26 Aug 2014 at The Basement Studio Greenroom [Auckland]
WINE LIPS
Backstage at his new show, Scotty has invited actor and ex-girlfriend Brit to share a bottle of wine with him. She brings the wine, he brings the unpleasant memories. They both bring the quarter life crisis. [more]

Opening 30 Aug 2014 at TAPAC Theatre, Western Springs [Auckland]
SHORT + SWEET 2014 Theatre WILDCARD
Short+Sweet Theatre starts with a call through the SHORT + SWEET website for entries where we ask playwrights and independent theatre to submit proposals and scripts. At the same time we also ask directors and actors to apply to be involved. We take on-line submissions from anyone keen to be involved. [more]

Opening 2 Sep 2014 at TAPAC Theatre, Western Springs [Auckland]
SHORT + SWEET 2014 Theatre WEEK TWO
Short+Sweet Theatre starts with a call through the SHORT + SWEET website for entries where we ask playwrights and independent theatre to submit proposals and scripts. At the same time we also ask directors and actors to apply to be involved. We take on-line submissions from anyone keen to be involved. [more]

Photo by Andrew Malmo
Opening 5 Sep 2014 at Prefab Hall, 14 Jessie Street (access also from Vivian St) [Wellington]
MAMIL: Middle Aged Man In Lycra
MARK HADLOW TRANSFORMS FROM SNAG TO MAMIL! Formerly a Sensitive New Age Guy (SNAG) in the 90s, one of New Zealandís most beloved actors, Mark Hadlow, is a little older but his character none the wiser as he returns to the stage as the most polarising of species - a middle aged man in lycra. [more]
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