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Three girls form a bond through their mutual love of a #popstar on Twitter.  A boy and a girl accidentally meet on Facebook and form a friendship.  On Tumblr, a boy with an infatuation for Greek myths and cats, uploads pictures of himself.

The Basement Theatre, Auckland

From the Promo:

A part of the annual Young & Hungry Festival, featuring original plays and new voices. Produced by the Basement Theatre, The 21st Narcissus is directed, designed and performed by a team of top theatre industry professionals and the most talented young performers and technicians around.

Three girls form a bond through their mutual love of a #popstar on Twitter.  A boy and a girl accidentally meet on Facebook and form a friendship.  On Tumblr, a boy with an infatuation for Greek myths and cats, uploads pictures of himself.  In The 21st Narcissus, friendship exists between screens.

The 21st Narcissus is about learning to #loveyourself.  The 21st Narcissus is about us.

Written by Sam Brooks.

Directed by Anapela Polataivao.

Featuring

Kyle:  Geordie Holibar

Jordan:  Jacob Pitcher

Julia:  Kelly Taylor

Jean:  faith Tapsell

Freya: Chika Adeosun

Harriet:  Abigail Laurent

Amber Smence:  Natalie Maria Clark

Chorus:  Fin McLachlan, Lauren Mclay, Murdoch Keane, Oli Mathiesen, Petmal Lam, Spencer Papali'i, Vaiari Ivirangi

Franciska's Review:

This was my first time ever going to The Basement Theatre and I loved the experience.  We arrived with about 10 minutes to spare so after purchasing tickets, sat in the bar until the theatre doors opened.

It was general seating and being among the first patrons in, we were able to sit anywhere we desired.  So up the back we went.  Which given the intimate size of the theatre was actually only about five rows from the stage ~ just perfect viewing.

The play was fantastic ~ although I think some of it was lost on the slightly older generation.  Fortunately, I am young enough to follow it all.  Mostly.  Thanks to being the parent of a twelve year old no doubt.

I was definitely impressed with the acting talent ~ a professional level production for amateur youth theatre prices (just $15 for an adult ticket!).

The one hour duration was just perfect.  Long enough to tell the story, whilst short enough to keep the audience engaged the whole time.

Kind of wishing we'd stayed for the second play.

Will definitely be back for more!