UPDATE: Closing date extended!
We have something super exciting for our Wellington Nerds – winnable theatre tickets! Those who’ve attended our recent events will know we’ve been working with Circa Theatre to bring together theatre and other nerdery, and this continues in that vein.
We have TWO DOUBLE PASSES to give away to Circa’s awesome new show Isaac’s Eye (details below), which re-imagines the contentious, plague-ravaged world in which the young Isaac Newton and established scientist Robert Hooke are a Mozart and Salieri of science squabbling over the physics of light.
Far from a stuffy costume drama, Isaac’s Eye is original in its presentation, contemporary in its tone, fast-paced and very bloody funny with an exciting, fresh line up of actors.
Also, the music’s by local composer Rhian Sheehan, who is AWESOME (seriously, we love his stuff).
How do I win a double pass?
- First, you need to be signed up to our mailing list (right hand side panel on the homepage). Winners will be picked from that.
- Secondly, we want to hear from you about one or more of the following topics:
- What’s your favourite Nerd Nite (event or a specific talk) been, and why?
- What do you love about Nerd Nite? Why do you keep coming back?
- What Nerd Nite talk or event would you like to see in the future?
Competition closes end of day October 14th. Winners will be picked at the beginning of next week, and announced (through the mailing list!) and announced on Wednesday 15th October.
Written by: Lucas Hnath
Directed by: Paul McLaughlin
18 October − 15 November
With music by Rhian Sheehan
New Zealand Premiere
SEX, DRUGS AND SCIENCE IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY!
Isaac’s Eye re-imagines the contentious, plague-ravaged world in which the young Isaac Newton and established scientist Robert Hooke are a Mozart and Salieri of science squabbling over the physics of light.
Isaac Newton is desperate to gain admittance to the prodigious Royal Society. One man stands in his way – the evil Robert Hooke. What is the price of success for Isaac? Will he expose the dark secrets Hooke hides, will he risk blinding himself in the ultimate power play for dominance, truth and scientific discovery in this theatrical experience you’ll never forget!
Far from a stuffy costume drama, Isaac’s Eye is original in its presentation, contemporary in its tone, fast-paced and very bloody funny with an exciting, fresh line up of actors. Lucas Hnath is the hottest young writer in the UK right now and Circa bring you the NZ premiere of this daring new play.
“This play made me laugh;” says director Paul McLaughlin. Hnath’s text is brutally funny – he’s created a delightful work of fiction/fact that will delight and intrigue audiences … and how do they do that thing with the needle …?”
With a cinematic soundscape from Wellington’s Rhian Sheenhan, Isaac’s Eye occupies its own time and space as it explores the dreams and longings that drove the rural farm boy Isaac Newton to become one of the greatest thinkers in modern science.
Come see that story live with us at Circa.
“A quirky sendup of fusty historical dramas… funky, stylized, but distinctly contemporary. Isaac’s Eye wins a whole mess of points for originality.” – The New York Times
Starring Todd Rippon, Andrew Paterson, Alex Grieg and Neenah Dekkers-Reihana
To book, visit http://www.circa.co.nz/site/Shows/Isaac’s-Eye or call the Circa Box Office on 801-7992