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Jailbait - Want to play grown-up?

09 May 2011
Theatre of Love presents the New Zealand debut of American playwright Deirdre O’Connor’s scandalous and cautionary coming-of-age play Jailbait. In one dizzying night at a Boston club, two 15-yea

Theatre of Love presents the New Zealand debut of American playwright Deirdre O’Connor’s scandalous and cautionary coming-of-age play Jailbait. 

In one dizzying night at a Boston club, two 15-year-old girls meet two 30-something guys; someone’s going to get into trouble…

Jailbait premiered in 2009 with a critically acclaimed season off-Broadway at the Cherry Pit Theatre.  Theatre of Love’s Auckland season is at K Rd’s iconic GALATOS, in the venue’s intimate Lounge Bar.

High-school sophomores Claire and Emmy make a game of posing as college students in order to meet older men. Brash bachelor Mark thinks a night out will be just what Robert needs to recover from his recent breakup. When this unlikely foursome collides, they discover some unforeseen and dangerous compatibilities. Both girls must decideare they willing to go all the way?

Director James Wenley (Macbeth, Tommy, Assistant Director Fitz Bunny: Lust for Glory) says the play is “a sharp underage take on the disposable pick-up scene and the pitfalls of growing up too fast”.

Jailbait stars Devlin Bishop (The Sex Show, Treasure Island), Dwayne Cameron (The Cult, Legend of the Seeker, Psychopaths) Kristina Hard (Tommy, Virgin Party), and Ashleigh Rose-Keating (The Almighty Johnsons, Macbeth).

"A BOLD, DYNAMIC and SURPRISINGLY FUNNY  play. A complex treatment of a controversial subject, it brims with GENUINE emotion. DEVASTATING, COMPELLING and TOUCHING." - Theatremania

DATES: Tues 24 until Sat 28 May, 7:30pm.

VENUE: Galatos Lounge Bar – 17 Galatos Street, Off K Rd

TICKETS: $20 Students / $25 Adults from http://www.eventfinder.co.nz

www.theatreoflove.co.nz

 By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, On behalf of Dramtists Play Service, Inc New York