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The Rebel Alliance invites you into 95 year old Inga’s living room in Denmark as she reaches out through space and time to her grandson in New Zealand.

Inga has seen world wars, cold wars, civil wars. In real life and on TV. And when you’re close to 100 you know a thing or two about a thing or two.

Winner 'Best of Fest' 2022 Nelson Fringe Festival

Back to Square One? was originally designed to be performed in driveways, parks and cul-de-sacs in the aftermath of the 2020 lockdown. Using only chalk to draw with Anders Falstie-Jensen weaves the Norse myth of Ragnarok into a unique story of disasters, family and unexpected connections.

Shortlisted for the 2020 Adam Award for Best New NZ Play, Back to Square One? is based on conversations Anders had with his 95 year old grandmother in Denmark during the first lockdown and interviews he conducted with his neighbours about their experiences of suddenly finding themselves living in a global pandemic.

Coffee & cake included.

“I can’t recall the last time I left a theatre with such a lightness of heart.” – Ross’s Reviews

“powerful and personal. Necessary viewing for the times we’re in” – Artmurmurs

“Beautifully crafted, it will bring a smile to your face long after you leave the theatre.” – theatreview

Writer, Director & Performer: Anders Falstie-Jensen

Dramaturg: Simon O'Connor

Funded by Creative New Zealand

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Last updated: 01 September 2022