Michael Hurst in The Golden Ass

Kerikeri Kerikeri
Thu 28 Jul

Venue

43 Cobham Road, Kerikeri

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Prices

STANDARD:

EARLYBIRD Available until 15th June 2022
$25.00
ADULT
$30.00

Timing

Running Time: 1 hour 10 mins, followed by Q&A session

Venue

43 Cobham Road, Kerikeri

Payment Options

Credit Card
2.50%
Bank Transfer
$1.50
Online Eftpos
1.80%

Delivery Options

eTicket
free
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The Golden Ass is a modern take on the first century novel by Apuleius, a glorious satire of its time, and the only Latin novel to survive in its entirety.

Michael brings this fantastical, hilarious, and sometimes terrifying tale into the 21st century. It is a tale of Lucius, a young man who, driven by desperate desire and insatiable curiosity, performs an act of magic on himself and accidentally transforms into a donkey. Perilous adventures follow, with Lucius falling into the hands of bandits, cultists, witches, slaves, circuses, soldiers and more.

The Golden Ass is a dazzling combination of allegory, satire and sheer exuberance which has inspired the likes of Shakespeare, Boccaccio, Cervantes and Keats. It remains powerfully relevant today in its plea for empathy and compassion in a world gone mad.