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.
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