Loving Kurt Vonnegut by Gary Stalker

‘A wonderful funny sparkly clever and moving play, with great performances.’ 

                                           Metro Magazine                                                                                 

'emotionally charged…dramatically compelling.’                                              New Zealand Herald 

 

'sophisticated, unashamedly literary writing that manages to be emotionally engaging and highly entertaining.'

                                           New Zealand Herald

 

'A well executed production driven by fabulous talent...excellent performances.'

                                            Theatre View

 

'One 'beautiful' drama.'     Theatre Scene                   

'a beautifully packaged tragi-thriller, compelling funny and charming, and an undeniable rhapsody and love letter to the greatest writers of the twentieth century.'

                                              Gather & Hunt

Synopsis

Famous writer Colin Freeman and his girlfriend Alice set out to write the last great novel. A simple premise; themselves as characters and an unwitting stranger enticed into their web to act as protagonist.

Enter Casey, a disillusioned young man, between relationships, looking for a way forward. But when these writers go off-script and their method-writing unravels, it becomes very unclear who is using whom, and where this ménage is headed.

 

A love story as strange as any other, in this sunset chapter where three  become two, on a collision course with destiny to the final full stop.

Play Promo    Loving Kurt Vonnegut
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Freak Winds by Marshal Napier

Produced by Gary Stalker

'It is hard to make horror real and to recreate fear, but the uniformly impressive cast of Gary Stalker, Sophia Hawthorne and Michael Morris pull it off successfully'

                                 New Zealand Herald

 

 

'Stalker's Ernest attracts repulsion and pity in equal measure. His is a very creepy performance that is like some alien lifeform trying to impersonate humans but not quite getting it right'

                                 New Zealand Herald

 

'it’s very funny...kind of sinister and a bit disturbing too'

                                  Radio New Zealand

'It’s a good production and there are fine performances from all the actors and it’s a nice looking set'

                                  Radio New Zealand

Synopsis

It begins like all good horror stories on a wild and stormy night.

Henry Crumb is a motor-mouthed insurance salesman seeking shelter and a quick sale in the house of Earnest and Myra.

Prone to mood swings and bouts of vomiting, Ernest is a man obviously unused to playing the convivial host.

Enter Myra - described by one of the reviewers as ‘a sticky layer of perverted sensuality’

That she is in a wheelchair doesn’t much hinder her seduction of Henry.

And while they’re getting cosy on the sofa, Ernest is in the kitchen sharpening his knives.

The trap is sprung.

And for the next 90 minutes poor Henry Crumb, finding himself completely out of his intellectual and moral depth, is at the mercy of Ernest and Myra’s ever changing mind games.

A Mouthful Of Birds by Caryl Churchill and David Lan     Produced by Gary Stalker

'tales of modern madness, woven together with snippets from Euripides The Bacchants'