A Man Walks Into A Bar : Dunedin Fringe Festival

A Man Walks Into A Bar

Ōtepoti | Dunedin

Presented by: dollhouse

Theatre Comedy

Two stand up comedians, a man and a woman, battle it out onstage. Their weapons?

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Ōtepoti | Dunedin

Presented by: dollhouse

dollhouse, Otepoti-Dunedin’s small but fierce, brave and cute performance collective bring their fourth season to the Fringe, and their first site-specific production that will be staged at the iconic and intimate cafe Modaks Espresso in George Street!

Two stand up comedians, a man and a woman, battle it out onstage. Their weapons? Jokes based on the classic form, "A man walks into a bar ..." Who are they to each other? What happens when the jokes start hurting and the laughs run dry? Why is it that everyone in a bar has a story to tell? An internationally acclaimed absurdist comedy by Bruce Mason Playwriting award-winner Kiwi playwright David Geary (Ngā Mahanga, Taranaki), whose plays include classics like Lovelock’s Dream Run, Pack of Girls, and the farce and alternative history QEIII: Black Betty at Centrepoint Theatre.

Past productions of the play have attracted strong responses in Wellington ("Doubtless offering a journey of continuous discovery for its perpetrators, A Man Walks Into a Bar is already a tipple well worth sampling" – John Smythe, Theatreview) and Auckland ("every character with a dark side and a need to talk the subtext, is present like a ricochet in Geary’s wily human observations and deviously shrewd writing" – Lexie Matheson, Theatreview)

A Man Walks Into A Bar stars the experienced and award-winning favourite locals and delicious performers Marama Grant and Cheyne Jenkinson.

Past dollhouse productions have attracted rave reviews, including Matt & Ben ("Fast-moving and always funny, the play was received with wild enthusiasm" – Barbara Frame, Otago Daily Times), The Many Deaths of Jeff Goldblum ("Absurdist play hits the mark" – Marian Poole, Otago Daily Times) and Stupid F**king Bird ("The cast worked as one, jumping easily from pathos to playful" – Simon Henderson, Otago Daily Times.

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$5.00 - $20.00

13 years +
Content Warning

Strong Language/Swearing

Adult themes, descriptions of alcohol consumption


Modaks Espresso

337 - 339 George Street Dunedin 9016

| Wheelchair Access YES

Accessible Bathroom YES

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