A Waitaki Arts Festival Event: Absurdly Funny and Joyfully Inventive Theatre.
Mr Red Light is a man who attracts bad luck. Fleeing the police after a botched bank robbery, he seeks refuge in a pie shop and finds himself in charge of three very uncooperative hostages.
As time ticks by and police negotiations are bungled, Mr Red Light and his captives play a game of getting to know you.
Each has their own troubles. For Joker, employee of the month at the pie shop, life is a party he was never invited to. Dark and defensive Chrys is trapped behind the secretive walls she’s built around her. Eva, a lonely old woman, has lost the love of her life and is staring at her own mortality. And strangely, Mr Red Light seems to know more about his hostages’ lives than is possible.
With nowhere to run and nothing to lose, the four strangers form an unlikely bond. Suddenly the pie shop is a place where anything can happen.
From the team behind the award-winning Te Pō, Spirit House and 360, Mr Red Light combines the hapless humour of Dog Day Afternoon with the quirky life-affirming charm of Amelie. Joyfully inventive, absurdly funny and full of surprises, it will remind you just how mysterious and wonderful life can be.
Starring: Trygve Wakenshaw, Jennifer Ludlam, Richard Te Are, Jess Sayer and Simon Ferry.
Directed by Ben Crowder and Carl Bland.
Contains coarse language, scenes with a gun and gun fire.
The Oamaru Opera House TicketDirect box office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 12pm to 1pm. The box office and the Opera House Cafe & Bar is open 1 hour prior to the show. Please call 03 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating.