Sisters on a journey of hope
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 thedarkroomnz.com
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.