The latest play reading by Remarkable Theatre is of a "dark
comedy about a dysfunctional family everyone can relate to",
director and co-star Victoria Keating says.
The Queenstown theatre group returns to Dux de Lux on Sunday
night for its second "relaxed and informal" rehearsed reading
of a popular play for the paying public.
Ms Keating, Kathleen Brentwood, David Cantwell, Andrew Edgar,
Samuel Farr and Zelia Horrell act in Elizabeth Coleman's play
It's My Party (And I'll Die If I Want To).
Ron Patterson is told by his doctor he has three months to
live. His wife Dawn invites their children around to spend
some quality time together, but they do not know why.
"It's a play we have liked in the past," Ms Keating said this
"Play reading is an opportunity to test the water and gauge
an audience's response in an actors' studio-type format
without too much pressure."
It's My Party (And I'll Die If I Want To) begins at
the pub in Church St at 7pm. Admission costs $10 and includes
Remarkable Theatre performs play readings on the first Sunday
of each month.
Picks of the week
Angela Winkler and Uwe Bohm
star in the German film Vacation (2007), screened by the
Queenstown Film Society on Tuesday. Photo
Les Alpes Restaurant hosts Queenstowners Nigel Hirst,
on alto saxophone, and Mark Wilson, on keyboard, for the Friday
Jazz Club. Free.Tomorrow
6pm: A five-course degustation dinner matched with
award-winning Gibbston Valley wine is served to ticket-buyers
to celebrate the 25th harvest in Gibbston Valley at Gibbston
Valley Station. Guest speakers: Alan Brady, Christopher Keys
and Josie Spillane. Auction of vintage wine in support of
Cure Kids. Tickets $120.
7.30pm: Live and silent bidding begins for the
St Joseph's School PTA fundraising art auction in the
Queenstown Room, fifth floor, Rydges Lakeland Queenstown.
Admission $15, doors open 6.30pm. Viewing in the Queenstown
Room from 2pm to 4pm. Admission gold-coin donation.
7.30pm: Bachelor and Bachelorette's Singles
Ball for people aged 25 years and over, Arrowtown Athenaeum
Hall. Tickets $70 per person from the Lakes District Museum,
Arrowtown, include beverage and canapes. Cash bar. Live music
by Invercargill's Lipstick.
10pm: Queenstown trio Ghettoblaster delivers reggae,
funk and soul-fuelled originals in Dux de Lux. Free.
8.30pm: Ana, Robert and son Max plan an idyllic sojourn
at their country house, but a fragile unity is disrupted when
the extended family shows up to vent past resentments in
German drama Vacation (2007), for Queenstown Film
Society members with the support of the Goethe-Institut,
Dorothy Brown's Cinema, Arrowtown.
9pm: Taxi Trio - Jamie Reylton, Greg Alpine and Matt
Wilson - play modern jazz in Barmuda. Free.
8pm: The Murder Chord, an Auckland piano-driven
punk-rock/swing-stomp duo play the Red Rock Bar and Cafe.