New actors hit stage at Onewhero



A play described as ‘laugh out loud’ and titled ‘My Husband’s Nuts’ is the latest offering from the Onewhero Society of Performing Arts. Written by New Zealand playwright Devon Williamson, the play is set in about 2009 in a small rural community, on a dairy farm featuring characters Barbara and Jack. Barbara’s husband goes missing on the family farm and when Jack finally returns he is a nervous wreck and will not leave the house… he is suffering from ‘Agri-phobia’ (the fear of agriculture!)… and is convinced that he is Hiroo Onoda – a Japanese soldier holding out on an island after World War Two. Barbara’s husband is nuts. The only people she can trust with this information is the new vet and the village idiot.
The play is described as hilarious and features three new actors hitting the OSPA stage, Rebecca Bills, Evan and Brenda Hussey (a mother and son from Patumahoe).
Mike Morrow and Caryn Strang have come back to OSPA to complete the small cast of five. Jess Lorimer is directing, with Donna Williams producing. “The energy between the cast is exciting and we are having a great deal of laughs together. Rehearsals are on track and audiences should expect to be thoroughly entertained by this well written Kiwi comedy,” Jess says.
“Directing has been an enjoyable experience with a cast that are highly dedicated and great company,” she adds. “There is a real variety of stage experience in the group so everyone brings something interesting to the play and overall experience. This is a real community play, one not to be missed.
The play is showing from June 5 and is targeted mainly at an adult audience, with tickets ($15) and session times available from River Traders in Tuakau.

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