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Brief Encounters

Authors: Michaelanne Forster and Tanya Piejus

Dates and times: Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 May 2007 at 8 pm, Sunday 20 May at 4 pm, Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 May at 6.30 pm, Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 May at 8 pm. The Rosenberg Sisters plays first from 16 to 20 May and The Night Before plays first from 22 to 26 May.

Tickets: $18 waged, $15 unwaged, members and groups of 10 or more. Two-for-one ticket deal on Thursday 17 May

Crew: Leigh Cain (director and set designer of The Rosenberg Sisters), Tanya Piejus (director, and set, wardrobe and sound designer of The Night Before, assistant stage manager, publicity photographer), Iona Anderson (production manager), Joy Hellyer (assistant production manager), John Chalmers (prompt for The Night Before), Heidi Drew (prompt for The Rosenberg Sisters), Dave Moscovitz (language for The Rosenberg Sisters), Leslie Craven (lighting designer), Matthew Leather (lighting operator), Peter Swain (lighting assistant), Ginny Brewer (sound designer for The Rosenberg Sisters), Sheena Hudson (sound operator, props), Stewart Hudson (props), Tabitha Arthur (set decoration, props), Mary-Clare Reilly, Liz Page (wardrobe for The Rosenburg Sisters), Barry Meyers (stage manager), Rodney Bane (poster and programme designer), Meredith Dooley (front of house manager)

The Rosenberg Sisters

Summary: A poignant look at the present relationship between three sisters and how it was shaped by what they have chosen to remember - or forget - of their World War II experiences. The play moves back and forth between 1984 in Dunedin and 1946.


  • Elsa - Christine Bartlett
  • Mim - Janet McIsaac
  • Lotte - Kiersten Leslie
  • Voice of Michael - Robert Hickey

The Night Before

Summary: It's 1940; New Zealand has just entered World War II. Bill and Kate wave off their son as he goes to fight. The couple's thoughts turn to the night before Bill left for Gallipoli in 1915, when they were young and newly in love. What happened to their hearts and minds during the intervening 25 years? How have they dealt with the scars of war? And how will they cope with history repeating itself as another young man goes toward an uncertain future?


  • Kate, 1940 - Gillian Boyes
  • Bill, 1940 - Tom Rainbird
  • Kate, 1915 - Regan Hoskin
  • Bill, 1915 - Sam Ward

Last updated 16 November 2013
Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters