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A Chiller Thriller

Sun 1 Jun 2003 In: Performance

Otherwise known as the writer of the TV series Queer as Folk, Brad Fraser's stage play Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love is on stage at Auckland's SiLO Theatre until Saturday 7 June 2003. Lesbian producer Sandi Goodwin outlines the production. A seven-ring circus of performance revolving around a cynical Gay actor turned waiter, an ever-hopeful book reviewer, a psychic dominatrix, a bartender, a Lesbian schoolteacher, an 18 year old busboy and a misogynist yuppie. While a serial killer plies his trade, these entanglements lock and unlock, trading humour, trade and fear. This is nonlinear drama at work, parallel love stories merging with a murder mystery into a gripping look at what fear, particularly fear of intimacy, leads people to do to one another and to themselves. It's urban life, but it's more that that. It's the beginning of the 21st century. SiLO Theatre is Auckland's only boutique venue and has always supported the Gay and Lesbian community allowing Gay and Lesbian art practitioners the opportunity to perform their work in an open and accepting environment. In its November 2002 issue of Express editor Victor van Wetering called it "a theatrical triumph". Recent Gay and Lesbian plays such as A Star is Torn and French Toast received favourable press. Unidentified Human Remains and The True Nature of Love is certain to be a success with existing SiLO Theatre audiences including our own community who know the venue as one that presents provocative work. Chris Banks - 1st June 2003    

Credit: Chris Banks

First published: Sunday, 1st June 2003 - 12:00pm

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