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Theatre – Impro Australia Ensemble – The Wishing Tree

July 29, 2011

* SYDNEY

Improvished Theatre in Sydney.  The Impro Australia Ensemble presents The Wishing Tree Created by Rama Nicholas

  • Friday 29 July 2011 – ONE NIGHT ONLY!
  • Bondi Pavilion Theatre – Upstairs at Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach
  •  $20/15 Conc – tks at door

The Wishing Tree is an improvised theatre show where your favourite wish might come true.

A night of very different improvised theatre inspired by a Japanese legend about two lovers separated by the Milky Way for all but one night each year.  On that special evening together, they may grant the desires of mortals who have written down and hung their wishes on a Cherry blossom tree.  Members of the audience are invited to anonymously write down a wish on a piece of paper and hang it on ‘The Wishing Tree’.

The cast comprises of  Sydney’s best improvisers, asked to choose a wish at random from the tree. Stories unfold and wonderful characters are brought to life as the hopes and desires of the wishes are honoured, no matter how big or small.

The people who bring you Theatresports® present a show that is nothing like Theatresports®.
Created by internationally respected perfomer and Director Rama Nicholas and starring senior improvisers of the Impro Australia Ensemble.

When: Friday July 29th – ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Where: Bondi Pavilion Theatre – Upstairs at Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach
How Much: $20/15 Conc
Bookings: Tickets sold at the Door only
www.improaustralia.com.au

It’s a less-comedy more acting and narrative style of impro based on this legend:

Orihime, daughter of the Tentei King of the universe, wove beautiful clothes by the bank of the Milky Way. Her father loved the cloth that she wove and so she worked very hard every day to weave it. However, Orihime was sad that because of her hard work she could never meet and fall in love with anyone. Concerned about his daughter, Te! ntei arranged for her to meet Hikoboshi , the Cow Herder Star who lived and worked on the other side of the Milky Way. When the two met, they fell instantly in love with each other and married shortly thereafter. However, once married, Orihime no longer would weave cloth for Tentei and Hikoboshi allowed his cows to stray all over Heaven. In anger, Tentei separated the two lovers across the Milky Waya and forbade them to meet. Orihime became despondent at the loss of her husband and asked her father to let them meet again. Tentei was moved by his daughter’s tears and allowed the two to meet on the 7th day of the 7th month if she worked hard and finished her weaving. On that day, if mortals write down a wish and tie it to a Cherry blossom tree in the sacred forest, the two lovers might read it and grant their wish.

Part of the Hot Damn Festival of the Tamarama Rock Surfers.
Visit http://rocksurfers.org/2011/06/hot-damn-festival/

For more info, contact John Knowles, 02 9787 4388  or  mob 0413 631 549
jknowles@ihug.com.au

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