It’s pure serendipity that two of our posts today feature photos with one actor appearing twice.
In today’s High Five, it’s Anton Tennet from the film Mega Time Squad, whose time-travel antics lead to self-duplication. In The Lazarus Lottery by new Christchurch playwright James van Dyk, the actor is Ivana Palezevic (above), who plays Eve.
The Lazarus Lottery, a 2018 Adam NZ Play Award finalist, is set in the near future, where cloning technology is available but only through a random lottery restricted to the terminally ill.
Eve wins the lottery, getting her own clone grown; it will have all of her memories up until a month before she passes. Perfect transition? Probably not…
Palezevic is joined on stage by Alex Grieg, Greer Phillips, Ivana Palezevic, James Cain and Ralph Johnson), under the award-winning direction of Patrick Davies, and audiences have been enthusiastic: “Great story… exploring the ethics surrounding cloning” … “Really connected with the play and all the characters” … “Mind-blowing” … “10/10”.
The Lazarus Lottery finishes Saturday at BATS, and tickets are still available for its last three performances in BATS’ Heyday Dome (from 6:00pm for 90 minutes).