Trick of the Light Theatre
By Ralph McCubbin Howell
Jumping from Athens to Aotearoa, with a cast of New Zealand’s finest comic talent, The Parkin Season of Lysander’s Aunty is a wild ride of magic, mayhem and mutiny.
In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, young lovers Lysander and Hermia defy the Duke by eloping to an aunt’s house in the woods. But who is this law-snubbing, free-loving aunty? What’s she doing in the bush? And what happens when the law comes knocking at her door?
From the makers of The Bookbinder, and in the tradition of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, comes a riotous reworking of Shakespeare’s most popular play that takes a cannon to the canon.
Lysander's Aunty was originally commissioned by The Court Theatre, Christchurch and developed with the support of the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Auckland Theatre Company and Auckland Arts Festival.
By arrangement with Playmarket.
He whakaaturanga toi whakaari tēnei, he mea whakakata i te tangata. Ko te tūāpapa o ngā kōrero o tēnei whakaari, nā te tohunga pūkōrero nei, nā William Shakespeare. Heoi anō, kua tārua rerekētia e Ralph McCubbin Howell ngā kōrero nei. Nō te whakaari o Midsummer Night’s Dream ā Shakespeare, ko tētehi o ngā kaikiriata o tēnā whakaari ko Lysander, ā, koina te ingoa o tēnei whakaari a McCubbin Howell, ko Lysander’s Aunty. Piki mai, kia kitea te kounga o te ao toi whakaari.