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A commentary on the modern dating scene by playwright legend Duncan Sarkies.
By Laetitia Laubscher
February 15, 2019
By Laetitia Laubscher
February 15, 2019

Respected Kiwi playwright Duncan Sarkies (known for his work on Scarfies and Flight of the Conchords) is bringing the 2019 Fringe Festival his one act play Lovepuke, a commentary on love, sex and relationships.

The play promises to be an "intense romp through the triumphs and pitfalls of the dating scene", which we can only imagine will feature everything that is the New Zealand dating scene: one night stands after a few too many beers or Cruisers or Aperol spritzes (depending on what age and income bracket you fall into), the best (which are literally the worst) stories from the RSI-inducing dating app called Tinder (or I guess Bumble for those who've stepped up slightly), awkward friend to partner transitions, some successful and cute stories about partnering up with a good one, and a dissection of the general air of loneliness that gets spritzed and projected onto those who happen to be single.

But that's just our guess. You'll have to see his play to get his take on it.

Lovepuke will play at Lot 23 from February 20-23 and Pumphouse Theatre from February 27 to March 2.

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