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The Rug

Friday, 17th May, 7:30 pm - Saturday, 25th May, 7:30 pm

It’s early ice-age, humans are getting domesticated, communicating, building families and accumulating possessions. The men hunt and bring home the spoils. When one of the brave hunters takes down a sabre-tooth tiger, skins it and proudly brings home a spectacular rug, a rivalry is sparked with the neighbours who now want nothing else than to get an even better rug. While competitive, they also love the simple things like singing and dancing and want to start a family. Sparking off another rivalry on the other side.

Both sides want what the other has and we witness the birth of materialism and keeping up with the Joneses. A salesman works his magic, with the latest gadgets and there’s a tiger left behind that seeks revenge. It’s funny, poignant, sad. The Rug is an exploration of our most basic human traits and a reminder of what’s important.15 original songs bring the show to life, along with an immersive set and shadow play.

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Friday, 17th May, 7:30 pm
Saturday, 25th May, 7:30 pm


The Meteor Theatre
1 Victoria st
Hamilton, New Zealand