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“The Pink Hammer”
A Kiwi comedy by Michele Amas
Director Patricia Wichman
Sunday, November 27, 2016 – 1.30pm at Howick Little Theatre
The play is set in a "well-loved builder's workshop – a shrine to masculinity". Four women turn up looking for Maggie Taylor’s promise of empowerment through basic carpentry skills, chiselling away the stereotype that "tools and building is a man’s job". Only, someone forgot to tell Woody. It’s his shrine, and now he finds himself up against four very different women demanding the service they paid for.
Woody (30-40s): a recently made redundant carpenter; empowerment sounds like something you plug into a wall socket – wants to build an exit for these bloody women!
Annabelle (40-50s): an active feminist turned counselor – she wants to build a Victorian style cabinet.
Louise (40-50s): a nurse, caring for her elderly parents when she’s not at work – she wants to build herself a small house.
Helen (50-60s): prefers horses to people, never married, two grown-up sons – she wants to build a coffin.
Siobhan (30-40s): Irish, lives with her cousin, getting it on with the local vet Martin – she wants to build a luxury kennel for Martin’s labradoodle. (A generic but solid Irish accent is required)
Scripts are available the director.
Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays from 1pm.
(There will be an occasional double rehearsal on Sundays.)
Readthrough, Sunday, December 4.
First rehearsal: Sunday, 15 January – Double rehearsal 1- 5pm and 6-10pm
Season start – Saturday, Feb 25 (16 performances)
Season close – Saturday, March 18
The Director: Patricia Wichman
This will be Patricia’s first production with Howick Little Theatre and she looking forward to bringing her experiences as an actress and director in stage and screen. to the other side of town.
For further information, contact Patricia.