Hate Ellen. She’s nasty.
And the COCK????
Carpe Vita present Man Bits – Men! Words! Knitting! Therapy for the penis! Wow! An exposé of what it is to be a man in twenty-first century New Zealand.
Four nobody-men “double-stitch” themselves up in the unusual situation of a men’s knitting group and discover more than they bargained for. Gender role reversal, monogamy, sexism, fatherhood, modern-day education, empowerment and disempowerment of men through inability to express what is most felt; friendship, relationships, careers and coming to terms with their man bits.
And if that wasn’t enough, “slip-stitched” into Man Bits is a play within a play called Penis, a biological “needle gauge” measuring what’s manly in this masculine theatrical “tapestry”.
“Cast on” are multi-faceted comedian and actor Mark Scott (“Mark Scott Live – Now With A Beard!”), Breigh Fouhy (Young Cheryl from “Outrageous Fortune”) and Omar Al Sobky (“The Jacquie Brown Diaries” and cult horror “Wound”).
Man Bits see’s a return to Auckland theatre for writer Rohan Mouldey, whose work last appeared on the Auckland stage in the outrageous and anarchic self destructing play Blunt (“An immaculately crafted gem” – Leone Reynolds, The Herald)
Man Bits producer Grae Burton has experience of men getting together to discover more about themselves through participating in “Rites of Passage” men’s adventures with his stepson and says this play is clever, insightful, unexpected and refreshing. “The modern man just got even… moderner.”
There is a fair amount of “ribbing” along the way but Man Bits is a tightly wound “yarn” of sincere, tender and sensitive explorations of all things men.
Man Bits performs March 9 to 18 as a part of the 2nd Auckland Fringe at Te Karanga Gallery.
Entry by Koha/Donation.
All enquiries including interviews and editorial photo, please contact:
Producer Grae Burton
027 4723 669