Photo by James Beech.
Remarkable Theatre members (from left) producer David
Cantwell, performers Michel Hewitt, Ruth Joiner and Jane
Robertson with director Tanya Surrey, practise at the
waterfront yesterday before their first play reading
performance for the public on Sunday.
The troupe presents a free performance of The Birthday
Boy in SkyCity Queenstown Casino at 7pm.
A pair of middle-class and middle-aged couples celebrate a
milestone birthday, but they are not prepared for an
announcement which changes their lives and their friendships.
Ms Surrey, directing her fourth play reading, said the 2008
play by Carl Nixon was ''a witty and poignant piece of New
Zealand theatre, looking at the realities of everyday life''.
Remarkable Theatre presents a new play reading in the casino
on the first Sunday evening of each month.