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The learner's stand, 1995 (3rd of 3)

The learner's stand, 1995

Playwright David Geary grew up in a small Manawatū farming community, where his father was a shearer. Geary's comedy The learner's stand (the title refers to the place in a shearing shed held by a novice) was first performed at Wellington's Circa Theatre in 1995. This is the poster for that production. The play won the Adam Foundation Playwrights' Award in 1994. It was published by Playmarket in 2010 together with Geary's Pack of girls, about a women's rugby team.

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Reference: Eph-D-CIRCA-1995-03

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Murray Edmond, 'Plays and playwrights - Theatre into the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Murray Edmond, published 22 Oct 2014