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Home of the Cambridge Repertory Society in Cambridge, NZ
29 APRIL – 13 May
Following the recent sold-out season of “Conjugal Rites” we are pleased to announce that the sequel “Winding Up” is coming to the Gaslight Theatre in early 2023, with Jo Bishop and Steve McMurray reprising their roles as Gen and Barry Masefield in this latest Roger Hall theatrical gem.
Barry was a dentist. Gen was a lawyer. Now they are both in their seventies and retired. Retirement has gone swimmingly so far with the usual international cruises, yoga classes, attendance at funerals, dealing with body corporate issues and the occasional fall. But when Barry is diagnosed with leukemia, the two need to deal with the prospect of death.
A witty Roger Hall play that captures the essence of married life in retirement, in contemporary times.
10 June 7pm – FREE ENTRY
The literary world is turned upside down in this funny and clever program of six comic playlets that allows for a wide variety of casting.
Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker and Oscar Wilde argue about Star Wars and Harry Potter in a sports bar; Homer confronts his agent about his new epic poem; Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson meet through a computer dating service; a contemporary couple encounters literary nonsense in a library; and some historians learn details about Shakespeare’s life by going through his trash.
5 – 19 AUGUST 2023
A priest at odds with rumors, perceptions, and a changing church in this recipient of the Tony Award® for Best Play and Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.
18 November – 10 December
Judy and Johnny are a little different and they love it.
They’re 1950s enthusiasts who have taken role-playing to a whole new level: Johnny’s swapped meal prep and laundry for foot rubs and cocktail hour; Judy’s swapped jeans and a job for darning and dusting.
In a house complete with a perfect pastel bathroom, mid century knick knacks and the smells of good ol’ fashioned home cooking, the couple live out their ultimate, nostalgic fantasy.
But the 21st Century has a nasty habit of forcing its way into their pristine bubble. Whether it’s in the form of Johnny’s new boss, the contemporary cost of living on a ‘50s budget or Judy’s critical mother (who actually lived through the ‘50s), the present insists on being dealt with.
The question is: can Judy handle it?
Never has this master of farce been frenetically funnier!
Henry A. Perkins, a mild mannered C.P.A., accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase… One full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash and he decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to book one way fares to Barcelona, they can go to Bali. In fact, they can buy Bali!
The doorbell rings and they wait for their taxi. The police detective at the door thinks Henry was soliciting in the men’s room of the local pub actually, he was sitting in the loo counting the cash. The bell rings again. Another detective arrives thinking Henry is dead; a man with bullet holes in his head and Henry’s briefcase were found in the Thames. Henry’s inept attempts to extricate himself from this impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations.
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The Gaslight Theatre is home to the Cambridge Repertory Society, Cambridge NZ. We put on 3 to 4 shows a year, working with local directors, actors, sound & lighting technicians and back-stage enthusiasts.