by Greta Yeoman
The next Arts on Tour show is all about modern reproduction.
Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction.
The July Arts on Tour schedule brings a play back to the smaller towns of Aotearoa, following a collection of musicians, comedians and musical performers in previous tours.
The five-person cast of Hannah Banks, Sophie Hambleton, Emily Regtien, Carrie Green, and Tom Knowles will bring their dramedy to the Twizel Events Centre on July 21.
The AOTNZ blurb about the show says “Seed [is] about the horror some women experience when they’re pregnant, even while in loving relationships, and the pain some women feel when they’re not – and the hope that a baby can cement the bond with their partner in a way a ring, a house or a promise just don’t.”
The play, written by Elisabeth Easther, won the 2014 Adam New Zealand Play Award.
The judges of the award described Seed as “highly entertaining, funny and sophisticated”.
Arts on Tour financially supports a variety of musicians, stage performers and other creative folk to tour to small towns around the country.
Seed will also be performed at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on July 22, which is an “open hat” donation show.