|When:||4 November 2009 to 14 November 2009|
|Venue:||The Basement Theatre (Lower Greys Ave, Auckland Central)|
|Location:||Auckland City, Auckland Region, New Zealand|
|Contact:||The Emergency Room|
|Phone:||bookings through iTICKET 09 361 1000|
Combining the talents of theatre luminaries with the next generation of talent, The Emergency Room is excited to present the NZ premiere of La Bute’s provocative collection of one-act plays - AUTOBAHN.
Set within the confines of the front seat of a car AUTOBAHN explores the mine-field of abusive, controlling, or otherwise toxic relationships. From a break-up gone awry, to a kidnapping thinly disguised as a road trip LaBute’s unsettling montage gradually reveals the scabrous force of words left unsaid while illuminating the delicate interplay between intention and morality.
"This is a play that, like all good art, exists on different levels. There is the basic satisfaction from a good production, the slightly harder-to-achieve enjoyment of very good acting, and a script that calls into question the fleeting nature of our faithfulness, that uses words to play on the reasons behind our thoughtlessness, our general selfishness and often times our passivity in the face of great complexity. These are very human stories and very worthy retellings of them." - Lillian Richards, www.theatreview.org.nz.
Each play in the cycle draws on the talents of a different director and different actors bringing a unique, fresh and exciting perspective to each piece.
DIRECTORS - Shane Bosher, Kip Chapman , Margaret-Mary Hollins, Dena Kennedy , Colin Moy and Edwin Wright.
ACTORS - Ross Anderson, Julia Croft, Andi Crown, Elisabeth Easther, Todd Emerson, Rachel Forman, Simon London, Bruce Phillips, Peta Rutter, Olivia Tennet, Will Wallace and Annie Whittle.