Written and directed by Sarah Delahunty
1st Gear Productions
at Downstage Theatre, Wellington
From 17 Feb 2013 to 25 Feb 2013
Reviewed by: John Smythe;
Three strangers find themselves in a room.
Why are they there?
Why are they there together?
These questions drive the mystery and tension of this tight, fast paced drama which twists and turns from the apparently real to the definitely surreal.
The room in question, in Downstage Theatre, is being used as a theatre space for the first time!
“I wrote the play specifically for the space. I like a challenge!” says writer/director Sarah Delahunty, who in 2012 won the National Playwriting for the Young Competition for the second time.
Two of the young cast have already some international acting experience. Both Neenah Dekkers-Reihana and Robbie Nicol were selected to perform onstage at the Globe Theatre in London as part of the SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company.
Neenah has also been recently see in Tigers of Wrath at Circa.
1st Gear Productions has brought several other successful productions to the Fringe – 2b or nt 2b (Pick of Fringe 2008), Medea Songs (2010) and Crazy Joint Love (2011).
In 2012 they had a sell out season with the 1960's rock musical HAIR.
A room in Downstage Theatre
17 – 25 February 2013
021 294 4023
Neenah Dekkers-Reihana: Gabe
Robbie Nicol: Ian
Sylvie Mc Creanor: Estelle
Alex Kerr: Doorkeeper
Te Aihe Butler: Sound design
Kate Burian: Stage manager lighting and sound operator