Arts on Tour New Zealand presents actor Jack Shadbolt
(left) and actor-playwright Eli Kent, both of Wellington,
in The Intricate Art of Actually Caring, a comedy coming to
Oamaru, Cromwell, Alexandra and Wanaka in late June. Photo
by Robin Kerr.
A play first performed in the playwright's bedroom in
front of 15 friends and relatives arrives in the Lakes district
later this month as part of a national tour.
Arts on Tour New Zealand brings the PlayGround Collective's
award-winning production The Intricate Art of Actually
Caring to Luggate Hall, near Wanaka, on June 28 at
Described as "a comedy about apathy", actor Jack Shadbolt and
actor-playwright Eli Kent, both of Wellington, play versions
of themselves who spend their days hanging out in Eli's
bedroom until the death of a friend sparks a spiritual
Fact and fiction blur when Eli's bedroom becomes a car,
transporting the two young men to New Zealand poet James K.
Baxter's grave in remote Hiruharama.
The Intricate Art of Actually Caring won best theatre
and enjoyed a three-week sellout season at the 2009 Fringe
Tickets cost $25 per adult or $10 per student from the
Festival of Colour office on Helwick St, Wanaka, or its