Humour and suspense on stage
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.dolphintheatre.org.nz.
Rehearsals: Barry Spring, back row centre, with the cast.
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