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CATS Comes to ASB Waterfront Theatre Next Month Photo CATS Comes to ASB Waterfront Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild on June 30, 2022 in New Zealand

Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, Cats tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer.
SCENES FROM A YELLOW PERIL is Now Playing at ASB Waterfront Theatre Photo SCENES FROM A YELLOW PERIL is Now Playing at ASB Waterfront Theatre
by Stephi Wild on June 27, 2022 in New Zealand

This is a doom scroll disguised as a play: a world premiere from an arresting new voice. A meta-analysis of Asian identity, carved into razor-sharp scenes that cut to the cultural quick. Scenes from a Yellow Peril is less a play, more a series of insights that, when taken together, expose the pain of the way in which some people are othered but whose experience will not be denied.