Performed by Chris Green

26 Apr 2024


This is a portrait of a marriage painted in miniature.  May was an athlete, an artist, brilliant headstrong and beautiful and now she has disappeared.  The man who loves her goes to great length to find her again, searching through his dreams and memories for clues to where she may have gone.

Enlisting the audience as his collaborator, he goes searching through his dreams and memories for clues to where she might have gone.  His quest takes him back to the beginning, to when he and his wife first met, and then on through their life together – the little triumphs and tragedies, the shared jokes and discoveries. On the way, he delivers wry comments on life, love and literature; he’s a freelance editor, so we get plenty of the latter. 

Green’s portrayal is heart-warming and heart-breaking all at once, and together with Tse they present an ode to the tenacity of loving partners. Under is a homage to the strength it takes to keep caring for someone who quite simply, is just not there anymore.  The poignant journey through memory to find the woman he loves who is now lost to Alzheimer’s

Under was written by award winning playwright Cassandra Tse specifically for the actor CHRIS GREEN to perform. It was shortlisted for Auckland Theatre Company's The Next Stage and commended for the PANZ Long Play award 2017.

Duration 60 minutes

PART TWO: Under an Old Hat
Devised by Chris Green
The story continues with song and laughter

What will we discover under an old hat? 

We welcome the man back.  He is in good heart and now tells his story in song punctuated with anecdotes and humour.  He brings to life the memories, travels, friends and the many different hats he has worn over the years.  With music from Josh Groban, Robbie Williams. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Frank Sinatra and more he lifts the evening with stories songs, anecdotes, wit and laughter to end an extraordinary evening of theatre and song

Duration 45 mins

Q & A with Chris about this production will be held for those who wish to stay after the production

Chris has graced this stage in a previous production of UNDER in 2019
He returned to perfom Mervyn Thompson's musical play COALTOWN BLUES in 2022 and in 2023 was part of the cast of Little Shop of Horrors as the voice of Audrey II, the insatiable, heartless and egotistical plant 
It is our pleasure to have him back on our stage again

All proceeds will go to the TARANAKI HEALTH FOUNDATION

Donations accepted on the day and options available when booking


Show Times

7:30pm Friday 26th April

Ticket Prices

Adults $35   
Seniors $30  
Students $20


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