Mothers is an improvised play exploring the magic and misery of motherhood. Featuring the true personal stories of mothers, daughters of mothers, sons of mothers and friends of mothers this show has been hailed as "a beautiful example of social, cultural and emotional catharsis through theater".
Located outside Shibuya Station in Tokyo, 500,000 people walk by Shibuya Scramble Crossing in a day, 3,000 people come and go in one green traffic light. This omnibus of scenes imagines the lives of the people who meet, work or walk by one of the largest pedestrian crossings in the world.
Plucky Kiwi underdogs take on the world in this feisty finale! Hosted by festival director Jennifer O'Sullivan, New Zealand vs the World pits a team of local improvisors against the best of our international guests. Round by round we'll see who's got the goods - will Team New Zealand remain world champs or will our international superstars humble our hometown heroes?