Once in a lifetime at the Harlequin Theatre

Title: Once in a Lifetime

By: Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

Directed by: Laurie Mills

This 1920s comedy features a washed-up performing trio from New York City.

When the first ‘talking picture’ revolutionises the movie business, the threesome head out west to take advantage of the filmic gold rush. But success in the movie business is a fickle friend indeed and they must learn to navigate the ego-driven confusion of Hollywood, or risk losing each other forever.

1920s -inspired dress for the characters from Once in a lifetime. Photo supplied

Once in a Lifetime, pokes gentle fun at the shining, glamorous, ridiculous, and tacky scene that was Hollywood in the late 1920s, when the upheaval caused by talking pictures created a whole world of panic and possibility. This show is lively and upbeat, laced with wry humour and quirky characters.

Performed by a talented cast of 19 students of the Youth Theatre and directed by the patron of The Howick Children’s and Youth Theatre, Laurie Mills.

When:   October 3, 4 and 5 at 7.30pm.   October 6 at 1.30pm

Where:  The Harlequin Theatre, 563 Pakuranga Road

Cost:   $10