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Knickers - A Brief Comedy by Sarah Quick

When:

Tue 14 Apr 2015, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Wed 15 Apr 2015, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Thu 16 Apr 2015, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Sat 18 Apr 2015, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sat 18 Apr 2015, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: The Open Stage, 510 Hagley Ave, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Waged: $20.00
  • Seniors and Students: $17.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: histenone

Following the successful season of Ladies for Hire, Riccarton Players is pleased to announce our new season of Knickers a ‘brief’ comedy by Sarah Quick.

Knickers has ‘the delicious gossipy attitude of The Women, the outrageous money-making scenario of Calendar Girls, and the hilarious climatic finale of The Full Monty,” writes a Canadian reviewer.

Sarah Quick’s comedy earned a standing ovation at its world premiere in Port Stanley.

The play was originally set in an Ontario town after the local mill shuts down, putting many out of work.

As the story opens, we come to know Barb, Terri and Mary. The ladies gather for regular Weight Watchers meetings, which serve as an opportunity to down bottles of beer while eating chips and pondering life in a depressed community.
Then the Government sends a hot-shot tourism officer who kicks the women into action to try and save the town’s economy.

Audiences will easily identify with the women, their problems on the home front and their efforts to raise both themselves, and their neighbours, out of their rut.

When local director, Christina Stachurski, read the script she knew it would translate well into a New Zealand setting. “With the playwright’s permission, we’ve re-set Knickers in Mataura in Southland,” she said. “And we’ve enjoyed working out the Kiwiana equivalents to the folksy small town aspects of the play.” “It seems that politicians, bureaucrats and management-speak are the same worldwide, so Christchurch people will enjoy Knickers!’ satire as well,” said Christina. “There are so many laughs for men as there are for women”.

We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful production.

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