Waihi Drama Society presents... Arts On Tour: Michael Hurst in The Golden Ass
NOTE: This event is dated in the PAST. Upcoming dates will be posted once confirmed.
24 July 2022 Image: Waihi Drama Soiety
Venue: The Theatre, 21 Boyd Road, Waihi
Times: 4 - 6 pm
A man with a suitcase, compelled to tell the story of The Golden Ass. Michael Hurst is Lucius Apuleius, a virile young Roman man who is obsessed with magic. On a trip to Thessaly, the weird centre of spookiness in the ancient world, he finds himself in a position to witness an actual spell being cast. But his over-enthusiasm leads him into an alarming accidental transformation. Oops. His struggle to return to his human form has him fall into a froth of irreverent and often ludicrous adventures involving simple-minded husbands, adulterous wives, clever lovers, bandits, witches, donkeys, and a panoply of outrageous characters.
There’ll be no holds barred as Michael takes on this scary, bawdy, beautiful Roman classic, fusing it with his own experience as a storyteller. A thoroughly modern take on what is ultimately a story of redemption and the power of love. One man. One suitcase. A cast of thousands.
Follow the link for tickets https://www.waihidramasociety.co.nz/