Launches 2021 Season With Sophistication And International Intrigue
Fresh from its 2019 world premiere in London, Auckland Theatre Company kicks off this year with the fiendishly fashionable MiNDFOOD season of Two Ladies at the ASB Waterfront Theatre.
In Two Ladies, by prize-winning Irish playwright Nancy Harris and the first ladies of France and America find themselves alone together in a side-room of a conference centre while their husbands cross diplomatic swords down the hall.
Resemblances to Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron are more than coincidental, but that is merely a starting point for this deliciously deceitful pressure cooker drama.
Starring 2020 New Zealander of the Year Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Anna Jullienne and Rena Owen (Once Were Warriors), Two Ladies promises an unforgettable evening of international glamour, high-octane performances and unexpected dramatic twists.
Director Colin McColl ONZM says, “Nancy Harris’s play demands a superb cast and to have Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Anna Jullienne pitted against each other in the lead roles promises high jinks, high fashion and fireworks. It’s also a special treat to re-unite Auckland audiences with Rena Owen who has managed to take time out from her busy US career to play the pivotal role of Sandy, the US press secretary.”
Following the New Zealand premiere in Auckland, 9-27 February, the Auckland Theatre Company season of Two Ladies tours in March 2021 to Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth and Hawke’s Bay. Tickets and info atc.co.nz