Dates and times

  • Fri, Nov 25 - 1:30pm
  • Fri, Nov 25 - 7:30pm
  • Sat, Nov 26 - 3:30pm
  • Sat, Nov 26 - 7:30pm


The PumpHouse Theatre


All Tickets $25.00
Friends of The PumpHouse $22.00
Student $22.00
Group 10+ $22.00

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Booking Fee $5.00 per booking

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A Story about A Poet is the third originally-written stage play by I-start Theatre. The story is inspired by famous Chinese poet Gu Cheng, who lived and eventually died on Waiheke Island. The poet became depressed and restless after his lover left him. However his wife encouraged and supported him to write a novel, based on the love story about him and the other woman. Our play shows how the process of writing the novel witnesses the complex and unusual emotional journey about love and death.

“一个诗人的故事”是冰点话剧社自成立以来的第三部原创作品。这个故事是以著名中国诗人顾城的感情生活为蓝本创作的一部话剧。 诗人在被自己的情人抛弃后,陷入到忧郁与挣扎中,于是开始在妻子的帮助下写作一本书,而这本书是有过他和另外一个女人的爱情故事,在这个写作过程中展现了爱情和死亡奇异而极致的感情经历。


Directed by Yabing Liu and Shanshan Zhou


Presented By

i-startlogoI-start Chinese Theatre was established on 26 September 2014. Since then, two original plays have been produced, both of which received very good reviews from the audiences, Chinese Media and local Media. Now our Theatre group has almost 100 members. Our first play, Nice to Meet You, was a big success when staged in the Pumphouse, and was reported by the main Chinese media and even CCTV in Beijing. The second play, 56 Chang De Road, was also a hit in the Chinese community. I-start Theatre aims to give Chinese amateur theatre performers a stage on which to show their talents, and at the same time provide original stories inspired by real life , to entertain and inspire our audiences .

冰点话剧社成立于2014年9月26日,在短短两年间已经出品了三部原创话剧,成员已经发展到近百人。第一部原创情感话剧Nice to Meet You在the Pump House 首演即在华社引起轰动,本地主要华语媒体和中国官方媒体都报道了新西兰第一家华人剧社演出成功的消息。2016年的第二部原创悬疑剧“常德路56号”也获得了广泛的好评。冰点话剧社的目标是给奥克兰的话剧业余爱好者一个实现梦想的舞台,同时用最贴近生活的原创话剧给观众以精神上的娱乐与启迪。

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