Sis­ters on a jour­ney of hope

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Some­times, when you’re driv­ing through hell, it’s best to keep right on go­ing. Wings, a script by Jess Sayer, has been de­scribed as ‘‘the es­sen­tial Kiwi sis­ters’ road play’’ and ac­claimed wher­ever it has been per­formed.

The five night sea­son in The Dark Room which com­mences tonight is di­rected by orig­i­nal 2013 cast mem­ber Dar­lene Mo­hekey, who is also joined on­stage for this three-han­der by the play­wright, and Naomi Co­hen, a grad­u­ate of the Ac­tors’ Pro­gram.

Dar­lene will be re­mem­bered for her roles at Cen­tre­point in 2012’s Shop ‘til You Drop and 2013’s Well Hung, and from the TV1 satir­i­cal show, Facelift.

Cur­rent and in­ci­sive, Wings ex­plores the de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of a New Zealand fam­ily through the per­spec­tives of Quinn, Bambi and Mo.

Their mother is dead, but not mourned; their fa­ther is in ab­sen­tia, but not missed, and the bag­gage the three are deal­ing with in­clude is­sues of aban­don­ment, per­sonal iden­tity and the cruel hold of the past.

Wings plays The Dark Room from tonight Wed­nes­day 2 to Satur­day 6 at 7.30pm, and Sun­day 5pm. Tick­ets are $15 and $10 with book­ings on 354 5740 or thedark­


Wings play­wright Jess Sayer and di­rec­tor Dar­lene Mo­hekey who with Naomi Co­hen, play three sis­ters with plenty of fam­ily bag­gage in five per­for­mances of the play in The Dark Room this week.

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