”Wystan’s an author, Jack designs crosswords for newspapers, Gabe teaches guitar – occasionally – and Binnie… Binnie has… clients.”
A character-driven comedy-drama in which eight disparate (and desperate) characters, all in the advanced years of their theatre careers, are unexpectedly ‘rescued’ from whatever happens to discarded, elderly actors.
The why is what the play is about... and how at the end they ‘rescue’ themselves. It is set in the present and in the lounge of an old boarding-house somewhere in Ellerslie, yet to be discovered by Auckland property developers; in need of attention but comfortable.
The NZ playwright, Ruth Mayo, now lives in London but is an ex-Mercury actor from the 1970s to early 80s; she knows her territory well.
The House of Angels
A new play by Ruth Mayo
Directed by Sian Davis
Presented by Ellerslie Theatrical Society
Matinees Sunday 10 and Saturday 16 June at 2pm.
No evening performance Sunday 10 June.
No performance Monday 11 June.