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AI


Written and composed by Jun Bin Lee
Presented by Performing Arts Workshop

[50 mins]

at Nenek’s Kitchen, 37 Mt Eden Road,, Auckland
From 15 Feb 2013 to 17 Feb 2013



Reviewed by:  Glen Pickering;

THINK I'M IN LOVE WITH MY BEST MATE!  

Sounds familiar? Maybe it was you, or maybe one of your mates who had similar experience. Love is tricky, Love is hard, yet we can't seem to run away from it! 

“AI” is an original show that incorporates New Age Hip Hop dance into traditional musical. This young and vibrant show will have its premiere on Friday 15th February at Nenek's Kitchen, an artistic “hub” next to Powerstation at Mt Eden Road.

“Ai” means love in Chinese. The traditional Chinese character for love (愛) consists of a heart (middle) and a friend (bottom). This is essentially how the story started- a boy fell in love with his best friend. He was rejected after his confession, and things got complicated, and they never saw each other for the next 5 years…

The script and music are written by Jun Bin Lee, who previously composed and directed “How She Flew To The Moon”, a musical based on a Chinese folk tale, with 2 sell out shows at Musgrove Studio.

So if you are madly in love, or just got out of love, or patiently waiting for true love, “AI” is a show that everyone can relates to, especially during the season of love in February 2013.

Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to www.aucklandfringe.co.nz

AI (LOVE) plays
15th – 17th February, 7pm (except 16th – additional show at 2pm and 17th – only show at 2pm)
Duration: 50 minutes
Venue: Nenek's Kitchen, 37 Mt Eden Road, Auckland
Free/Koha