Two New Plays By Renee Liang To Open In Wellington

Playwright and Tuesday Poet Renee Liang has two new plays opening in Wellington. I’ve been to several of Renee’s plays and enjoyed them very much – I encourage you to go along to one or both!

The Quiet Room (24 September to 3 October, World Premiere!!, is a drama exploring what happens when a teenager with cancer is given the power to determine her own fate. It’s my first ‘medical play’ and is drawn from my real life interactions with patients. We have partnered with Canteen with their members involved in advising on authenticity, and tickets raise money for Canteen. You may be interested in the Gala night which is a dress-up night at the theatre with extras (wine, QnA etc) with most of the night’s proceeds going to Canteen. Also Mary/Mākaro Press is launching a book on Sat 26th at BATS, 5.30: Cancer and all that other shit, by Lauren Wepa – come to the launch, then come to the play!! yay!!

Bubblelands (13-17 October, is completely different – a madhouse odd couple tragicomedy with two actors in crazy fish costumes. It explores what happens when a blue cod and a crayfish meet in the fish tank of a Chinese restaurant.