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Written by Jane Shepard
presented by The Kick Ass Co-op

at BIZDOJO Co.Space, 155B Karangahape Road, Auckland
From 5 Mar 2013 to 9 Mar 2013

Reviewed by:  Gus Simonovic;


Hot new Auckland talent, hot international material. KICKASS PLAYS, written by award winning New York Playwright Jane Shepard is a 100 minute showcase of three incredibly diverse one acts, ranging from hilarious to harrowing, performed with live original music at an exciting first time Fringe venue, March 5 – 9, 2013 (8pm).

NINE – Two Women locked in a cell fight each other with wit and words to stay alive. 

FRIEND OF THE DECEASED – Her cheating husband is dead, when a strange young woman arrives his widow plays a twisted game to exact her revenge. 

THE LAST NICKEL – Two sisters, a bed, a trombone, a host of bizarre puppets and “To Sir With Love” make a night they will never forget. 

The Kick Ass Co-op is a new venture from Grae Burton, producer of the award winning sell out Auckland Fringe season of MAN BITS, a risqué comedy/drama about a men's knitting group. This time the focus is featuring Auckland's up and coming female talent on stage. “There are no better scripts to do that with than the Kick Ass Plays. Shepard is certainly a leader in creating gritty, real, often hilarious, often heart-breaking characters and stories. And with Co.Space being an exciting new venue for fringey theatre and performance, these are shows audiences will love.” 

Returning to the stage for KICK ASS PLAYS is MAN BITS only female star, Breigh Fouhy (Young Cheryl, Outrageous Fortune) alongside new-comers Christina Cortesi, Christina Divine and American actress Laura Irish making her Auckland stage debut. 

Featuring live music performance between acts and showcasing the BIZDOJO Co.Space on K'Road as a hot new fringe theatre venue, this show will be a must see of The Auckland Fringe. 

“Gutsy... effective... atmospheric.” FAIRFAX

“Poignant, sad, harrowing, funny, throat gulping.” AMAZON

Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to

KICK ASS PLAYS by Jane Shepard
March 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 8pm
BIZDOJO Co.Space 155B Karangahape Road
Phone/Text Bookings on 027 4723 669 or Online at