Dayboy : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Dayboy

A fresh, explosive, kiwi drama centred around boyhood, brotherhood, toxic masculinity and rugby.

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Hami is a boy without a home and spends his evening at the boarder’s hostel of his single-sex, private boys’ school. While the school has its own pecking order and systemized routines; the hostel has a completely different set of rules, where Hami is king. However, when a 'dayboy' who prevented Hami from having a chance of a real family arrives on the scene, the whole school is set to be turned on its head.

From emerging playwright, Harrison Kennedy comes this explosive drama of young men grappling with boyhood, brotherhood, and the fragility of masculinity.

DayBoy received rave reviews after its initial two-night season as part of the University of Otago’s Lunchtime Theatre series in 2019. 

"Dayboy skirts around the many layers of this subject, touching gently on themes of nature vs nurture, rugby culture, vulnerability, bravado, sexuality, violence, and the uncertainty of youth. [It is] often almost overwhelming in its velocity, but tempered by moments of stillness and understanding. With each character holding a narrative thread, they shift up and down gear ferociously, holding their own space wilfully and competitively." - Theatreview

Sat
20
March
04:00PM
Sun
21
March
06:00PM
Mon
22
March
06:00PM
Tue
23
March
06:00PM

Price

$15.00 - $20.00

R13

Duration

1hr

Venue

Emerson's Festival Theatre

26 Princes St Dunedin 9054

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The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost Fringe Festival. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

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Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350