Hu­mour and sus­pense on stage

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One­hunga’s Dol­phin The­atre is proud to present the Auck­land premier of Scott Col­ley’s play “When The Reaper Calls” for a three week sea­son com­menc­ing on Satur­day April 18.

Di­rected by multi award-winning di­rec­tor, Barry Spring, “When The Reaper Calls” is a funny, yet sus­pense­ful play, full of hu­mour, thrills and twists that will keep you laugh­ing, gasp­ing and guess­ing, right through to the fi­nal mo­ment.

Two young uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors who have been friends for years but have very dif­fer­ent views on the af­ter­life, go away for a week-end with their wives. What was meant to be a quiet week-end in a lake­side cabin, turns out to be just the op­po­site, when a prac­ti­cal joke goes deadly wrong.

Fif­teen years af­ter Barry Spring di­rected the thriller “House Guest” for Dol­phin The­atre, which won Best Pro­duc­tion that year, he’s pre­sent­ing his first Cana­dian com­edy-thriller.

“When The Reaper Calls” has al­ready met with great suc­cess in Canada and Eng­land, with its fast-paced action scenes, mys­tery laced with lev­ity, and its spe­cial thrills and chills.

Last year Barry di­rected “The Boys Next Door” which won the award for Best Pro­duc­tion at Dol­phin The­atre, and also won Best Pro­duc­tion at the Auck­land Com­mu­nity The­atre Trust Awards.

The tal­ented and ex­pe­ri­enced cast in­cludes Dor­ren Ke­meys, Dar­ren Waugh, Tracey Lee Gray, Shivaun Statham, and Hills­bor­ough res­i­dent Carl Drake, who last year played the kid­nap­per in Dol­phin The­atre’s “The Kid­nap Game” op­po­site Louise Wal­lace.

“When The Reaper Calls” runs un­til May 9 and is bound to be a crowd-pleaser, so book early to se­cure your seats. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion phone 636-7322 or visit www.dol­phinthe­

Re­hearsals: Barry Spring, back row cen­tre, with the cast.

Fan­tas­tic fabrics: The Fab­ric Ware­house has more than 40,000 feet of fab­ric for you to choose from.

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