One ‘hell’ of an evening at Centrepoint
A brand new comedy of almighty proportions, God Awful
Company, is hitting the Palmerston North stage. The ancient and all powerful gods are meeting to determine their role with humanity, but there’s one small problem . . . Kevin. By some cosmic joke, this indecisive, hungover student has been selected to represent all of humanity at the most important choice of the millennium.
Now ‘The Decider’, Kevin is being forced to make the toughest of calls - should the gods be allowed to rule the mortal realm for the next 1000 years?
With a room full of bickering, feuding immortals (family issues and exes included) he and ‘The Arbitrator’ Michelle are in for more than they ever bargained for. It’s just their deaths or the Earth’s doom if they get it wrong. No pressure.
This newest play by Massey University Drama Society follows their highly-acclaimed writers’ festival Arts
Uncontrolled and sold out comedy Misfits. For producer and playwright Shivarn Stewart most exciting is the humour that comes with high stakes and larger than life characters. ‘‘It’s very tongue-in-cheek,’’ says Stewart. ‘‘The ancient gods are particularly entertaining to play with - like Dionysus who is just a huge party animal, or the sullen Grim Reaper. The ‘humanity’ of the gods is where you have really interesting personalities and drama, as well as a hell of a lot of laughs!’’
Award-nominated director Ethan Burmeister is also gleefully anticipating the show’s debut performance.
‘‘It’s such an intriguing concept and you can only watch in delighted terror at the idea that these humans hold the universe’s fates in their hands,’’ Ethan says.
‘‘Which obviously not all the gods are happy about, so there is a whole another level of ‘can we survive this’ going on. It will be a great ride for everyone watching.’’
God Awful Company hits the stage Friday, May 19, and runs for four shows at Palmerston North’s professional Centrepoint Theatre. Tickets ($15 full, $10 concession), phone 06 354 5740 or go to: thedarkroomnz.com.