Nominated for Best Play, SWANZ Awards 2013
Eight people. Four stories. One room.
Award winning New Zealand playwright April Phillips invites you to be a fly on the wall in her latest drama, MOTEL. In one slightly seedy motel room, the guests confront moral dilemmas in four thought-provoking vignettes and make choices that underscore the transience of life, love and death.
What if walls could talk?
What if you could see through the paper thin motel wall to see what on earth is going on in the dingy room next door?
Jenny needs the room to have sex with a stranger.
Harry and Pearl are looking for peace, but peace comes at a price.
A travelling salesman who sees the world through rose tinted glasses and drinks from a glass half full, is changed forever when he meets the motel manager.
Annabel needs the room for a casual affair, but then she meets the housekeeper from Hell.
They thought they were just passing through, but their lives will never be the same.
What would you do in their shoes? Could you?
Come take a look. Be a fly on the wall of this MOTEL.
Cas'n'Ova Productions is proud to bring you this drama/thriller with a powerhouse cast of acclaimed stage and screen actors, including Ken Blackburn, Cameron Rhodes, Lorae Parry, Peter Hayden, Renee Sheridan, Liesha Ward Knox, James Trevena-Brown and Ruth Dudding. Directed by Todd Rippon.
"Dramatic, comedic, honed, unexpected and sharp" ..."Each vignette brings us to the edge." - Theatreview
... "a highly polished production that provides opportunities for a distinguished cast to get their teeth into a variety of meaty roles with a Kiwi flavour" - The Herald
"Phillips' ability to take the audience on an emotional journey throughout the play was a major coup. We laughed-out-loud, we cried and at times we even gasped. These are great moments that we cherish in a memorable theatrical experience. One that can only come from cleverly crafted writing that sets up storylines resulting in a powerful ultimate reveal." - Theatrescenes
"And to finish off, an electrifying scene that kept me on the edge of my seat" - Gather and Hunt
"The two together (Peter Hayden and Lorae Parry) have such immense chemistry that it thickens the air in the Theatre and renders their performance unforgettable" - Keeping Up With NZ.com