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DRAMA 202 Production: The House of Illusions by Benjamin Henson

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201e-310, Level 3, Social Sciences Building

10 Symonds Street

Auckland

Auckland, Auckland 1010

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“Why must the world tell itself such lies? Well, because without them, who would make any money...?”

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The House of Illusions: A Far Venture from The Balcony Adapted and directed by Benjamin Henson“Why must the world tell itself such lies? Well, because without them, who would make any money...?”Come inside Madame Irma’s House of Illusions, where – for the right price – any fantasy of power can be provided; any illusory game of status delivered; any lie you need to hear can be whispered sweetly into your eager ears. Murder; rebellion; the world’s lies and more than a little manipulation, this multi-faceted office-block in the middle of The City has it all.Originally written in 1957, Jean Genet’s play The Balcony gave Brecht a run for his money in lampooning the absurdities of capitalist social order. Here, reworked into an all-new piece by NZ theatre wunderkind, Benjamin Henson, and delivered by the University of Auckland DRAMA 202 cohort; Genet’s voice is turned inside out and given all new vehemence. With every rule broken, this wild departure from Genet’s satirical and biting classic is a 360-degree, site-specific theatre experience for our times.

Venue: 201e-310, Level 3 Social Sciences Building, 10 Symonds Street, Auckland

Show Times:

Thursday 24 September: 8pm

Friday 25 September: 8pm

Saturday 26 September: 2pm & 8pm

Sunday 27 September: 2pm & 7pm

Parking:

There is parking available underneath the Owen G Glenn Building. The OGGB car parking charges a flat $6 fee for parking on weekends and after 5pm

For further information, please contact Rina Kim (rina.kim@auckland.ac.nz)

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Auckland, Auckland 1010

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