Mich Hewitt, Chris MacKenzie and Andrew Edgar, who also directed, are Santas Three in the Pint Sized Play final on Sunday. Photo by James Beech.
A comedy about two goldfish contemplating life was voted by
the audience the winner of the second annual Pint Sized Plays
New Zealand playwriting competition on Sunday night.
Remarkable Theatre actors Chris Parvin and Sam Farr,
performing in sparkling costumes on stage, had the packed
SkyCity Queenstown Casino restaurant rolling with laughter at
the witty wordplay of Fagbutt in the Fishbowl, written
by American entrant Derek Webb and directed by Nicky Busst,
Mr Webb was not present on the night, but will be notified of
his victory by organisers.
Players Ruth Joiner and Greg Dorn were the single people in
the bar telling hilarious truths about the dating game in the
Perpetuation of the Human Species was written by
another American entrant, David MacGregor, and directed by
Jane Robertson, of Arthurs Point.
The votes tied two plays in third place.
Parvin, Andrew Edgar and Andrea Reeve starred in The Flat
Pack Toaster, a couple's verbal jousting with an Indian
call centre when trying to assemble their new toaster,
written by Barbara Glass and directed by Melanie Grindell,
both of Queenstown.
A pair of timid bird fanciers start fancying each other in
Doing it Birdy Style, a two-hander between Deborah
Lind and Myles Alexander, directed by Ms Lind, written by
More than 70 entrants were anonymously shortlisted into the
top 10 performed in Wanaka, for the first time, on March 2,
then Queenstown on Sunday night.
Several cast and crew members made their acting or directing