Kapiti Observer : May 19th 2011
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On Wednesday the Kapiti Women s Choir will sing and on the Thursday, college students would present some of their award-winning productions from the recent Shakespeare in Schools festival. Bluesman Shayn Hurricane Wills performs on the Friday followed by emerging Paraparaumu College performer Bradley Garner on the Saturday. Tuesday to Saturday, from noon till 1pm, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae. Koha for artists welcomed. Last-minute entry to national rock contest Ready to rock: Accidental Synergy vocalist Maddie Hawley, front, with band members, from left, Leo Walton, Daniel Raika, Sam Matla and Harlan Te Wiata. By TASHA BLACK An Otaki College band plans to go the extra mile in this year s Smokefreerockquest. Accidental Synergy only came together three weeks ago to enter the national com- petition, and have yet to come up with a playlist but band members are not worried. Vocalist Maddie Hawley, 14, said the band was made up of some of the college s best musicians, who have a solid back- ground in performing. Maddie has played for Youth Council gigs and will compete in next month s Mana- watu Vocal Competition, where last year she won the under-14 category. Rockquest applications closed on Tuesday. The regional competition in Wel- lington is on July 2 with the best bands going to the national final in September in Hamilton. Accidental Synergy s other members are Daniel Raika, Harlan Te Wiata, Sam Matla and Leo Walton. Daniel and Harlan were members of Otaki College band Chelsey, which made it to the national top 20 last year, but the group disbanded when some of its members left school. Harlan, 16, said they are still trying to get a few songs under our belt and plan to practise three times a week. He said some of the songs they were working on had difficult and awkward time signatures and chords. Daniel, 17, said the band plays progressive rock music and draws inspiration from Muse, Radiohead and Tool. The hardest part of the show would be to perfect their songs and present themselves on stage, he said. I think if we practise we can get through to the regionals, if we polish our songs. I want to go that extra mile. The prize package includes a New Zea- land On Air recording and music video grant, $10,000 worth of musical gear and radio promotional support for a single. Rugby used for social commentary By TASHA BLACK Clash of values: Paraparaumu Beach actor Crispin Garden-Webster, bottom in blue, plays Tupper in Foreskin's Lament, a play where rugby is used as a metaphor for how the country was changing. It s got nudity, bad language and violence, and a bunch of rugby blokes sitting around the locker room. The play Foreskin's Lament may not sound like everyone s cup of tea, but Paraparaumu Beach actor Crispin Garden-Webster calls it a classic piece of New Zea- land theatre . Garden-Webster plays Tupper, rugby coach of the Kaitaki Seniors, who are preparing for a big game against Ngapuk. The team has a spate of mys- terious injuries and rivalry for the captaincy. Written by Greg McGee, the play came out a year before the 1981 Springbok Tour and Garden- Webster said footy was used as a metaphor for what was going on in the country at the time. It was about that time when New Zealand was changing in the late 70s early 80s where there was a significant shift in how things were and what was considered important. In some respects, the play is less about rugby and more about New Zealand . . . the essence of the play is about a clash of old fashioned values with new. The Stagecraft production is only Garden-Webster s second play. His acting career began after he read a newspaper advert recruiting males for a production. I responded to that without actually knowing what it was. It turned out it was Shakespeare s Macbeth, which was cool. He says it has been a wee while since he put on his boots during his schoolboy rugby days, but he was able to fall into the character of Tupper by modelling him on a mix of contemporary personalities and his school rugby coach. Tupper was not particularly smart and a bit of a bumpkin, who struggles with values and the behaviour of his players, he said. Tupper puts on an act the whole time. It s all about winning at all costs but, underneath, he is quite principled with strong values that are tested and ultimately betrayed. Garden-Webster said although the players attitudes were rooted in the 1980s, even today s rugby players will recognise a lot of what happens in the play. While non-rugby players may think it is stereotyping, the frequent swearing, macho behav- iour, humour and teasing and even violence will ring true for many rugby players today, he said. It s not a kids play by any stretch of the imagination. It s an adults play. There s a bit of nudity and some quite bad language. Foreskin's Lament opened yesterday at Wellington's Gryphon Theatre, runs till May 28. Tickets $22, unwaged $20, stagecraft.co.nz or 0508 484 253.
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