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AKL: Gay 'anti-Christ' needed for Uni stage

Thu 29 May 2008 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Budding or experienced actors are invited to audition to become a gay 'anti-Christ' character in a boundary-pushing new play planned at the University of Auckland. Ian the Antichrist is the coming-of-age story of "the boy born of a she-goat", who has to handle the huge pressures of coming out, becoming an adult, finding love, and managing a 'homocidal' best friend, explains Gibb Seabrook of Stage 2 Productions. "Ian's boyfriend's name is Jesus - and he's an atheist. With the backdrop of E.V.A.L. Corp, this show examines the affects of church, family and sexuality on your not-so-ordinary teenager and his friends," reveals Seabrook. The season will run from 23 to 26 July, with auditions planned for Saturday 31 May at the University of Auckland. Rehearsals run from early June. Stage 2 Productions are currently staging Suburbia, an edgy story of 21st-Centry youth, at the University of Auckland's Maidment Theatre, to appreciative reviews. Stage 2 Productions can be contacted via email at agletassociates@gmail.com .    

Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff

First published: Thursday, 29th May 2008 - 1:03pm

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