26-28 February 2013 at 5.30pm
Ticket Prices: $10-$15
Purchase tickets at: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2013/feb/echolalia
A Kallo Collective ProductionCreated and Performed by Jen McArthur
Winner of Best Solo Show in the New Zealand Fringe Awards 2011 and co-winner of Best of the Fringe in Dunedin. Echolalia uses clown, physical theatre and dance to present an autistic character who doesn’t register social niceties. More »
“both Charlie Chaplin and Samuel Beckett would have been proud” Theatreview, NZ.
“McArthur’s tender performance as Echo is both delightful and heart breaking.” Salient
Tickled by the social “weirdness” of autistic children while working with them on a holiday programme, Jen McArthur created a character for the stage who doesn’t register social niceties. Echolalia uses the forms of clown, physical theatre and dance to present Echo - a young woman preparing for a much needed job interview. This challenge is intensified by the front door, behind which the pressure of social situations awaits.
Touching, surprising, playful, McArthur spellbinds the audience, in this highly recognisable portrayal of a person doing battle with their fears.