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What they're saying:

"...an expertly performed, glorious piece of theatre."
- The Scotsman

"No. 2 is a subtle, humanistic and engaging piece of new theatre. Sami takes our breath away with the sheer cleverness and athleticism of her performance."
- Mark Brown, Scotland on Sunday

"a near flawless and remarkable performance"
- Jessica Goldman, Applause Meter

"a warm-hearted, funny one-person show with a million watts worth of personality"
- Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald

The High Performance Rodeo presents

No. 2

Madeleine Sami

Written by Toa Fraser
Performed by Madeleine Sami

There can be miracles.

Today is the hottest day of the year and Nanna Maria wants a feast. She wants all of the grandkids here, but none of her children - they're all bloody useless. She wants a big, long table outside and a pig on a spit. She wants to make it real flash, she wants tablecloths and stuff. And a priest. She wants spirits dancing, squabbes in the kitchen and bitching in the backyard. And some beers. And she doesn't want anybody to go hungry. She just wants the miracle of family.

Because today, Nanna Maria is going to announce her successor.

Mixing kava with karaoke, celebrated New Zealand writer Toa Fraser pushes culture forward. We celebrate the raucous joy, the shifting dynamics and the chaos that only an extended family knows.

First performed in 1999, acclaimed New Zealand actor Madeleine Sami returns to the role that she has made her own in a virtuoso performance that is taking the world by storm.

Winner 2000: Edinburgh Fringe First Awards

Winner 2000: Outstanding Performance - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards

Winner 2000: Best New Zealand Play - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards

Supported by Creative New Zealand.