Flipside

By Ken Duncum

SEASON 2, 2020

By arrangement with New Zealand Playwrights Playmarket.org.nz

DIRECTED BY

DAVID COLLINS

3 April – 18 April 2020

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PERFORMANCE DATES

WED 8:00PM THU 8:00PM FRI 8:00PM SAT 2:15PM SAT 8:00PM SUN 2:15PM
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ABOUT THE PLAY

DRAMA

In April 1989 four men set sail for Tonga from New Zealand. Three days out they ran into a gale and their boat capsized. The men huddled together in a tiny compartment in the hull. Drenched by freezing seawater, with most of their gear lost, the four strangers crammed into a compartment just six and a half feet by four and a half feet, struggling to survive. A strong will to live bound them together as each man’s strength and character was truly tested.

Based on the true survival story and the book Capsized (written by one of the survivors), Flipside chronicles the tale of the four men adrift in the South Pacific for a record 119 days, as they confront the elements, each other, and themselves in the overturned boat, Rose-Noëlle.