Balmy

15-17 August 2013 at 8.30pm
Ticket Prices: $15-$18
Purchase tickets at: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2013/aug/balmy


Julie works at Happy Endings Funeral Home. Everyone thinks she's boring, but she’s determined to save the world. Balmy is a devised theatre show inspired by the comedy and anxiety surrounding funeral homes and dying. This black comedy follows Julie (Tai Berdinner-Blades), a cleaner and trainee embalmer at Happy Endings Funeral Home as she attempts to create a show that will inspire audiences to live the lives they want to live. Julie’s attempts range from presenting moments from her life, engaging them in lectures on Pyramids and sharing her dreams about death and the afterlife.

Featuring Tai Berdinner-Blades (Bennie in TV 2’s Go Girls) and Thomas Press, accomplished New Zealand Sound Designer and Composer.

Directed by Holly Chappell, Balmy is inspired by her part-time job working in a funeral home and her best friend who is an embalmer.

Balmy investigates living in a world of death, fear and curiosity.