THE LUNCH HOUR

THE LUNCH HOUR by Chris Aronsten

Darlinghurst Theatre - September 7th - October 7th, 2012  

 

THE LUNCH HOUR is Chris Aronsten's full-length follow up to HUMAN RESOURCES and is every bit as ambitious, dark and hilarious.  This dark contemporary comedy is about what we all do to get through the day - the distractions we create and the games that we play.  We recognise that sometimes the hardest part about starting or finishing anything in life is being ready. …

 

SIX STRUGGLING ARTISTS

ONE CALL CENTRE..... 

 

A bunch of co-workers are secretly writing a play about Martin, their boss - and nemesis - in the hope of winning a playwriting competition.  But Martin has penned his own play about his dysfunctional staff and their thwarted lived, whch he leaves on their desks as a parting gift and wake up call.

 

Director: by Kate Gaul 

Designer: Charli Dugdale 

Lighting Designer: Luiz Pampolha 

Composer/Arranger: Daryl Wallis 

Choreography: Kirby Burgess and Ash Bee

Fight Choreographer: Diego Retamales 

Assistant Director : Liz Arday

Observer: Elizabeth Gibney

Stage Manager: Elizabeth Rogers 

Hero Photography: Kathy Luu

Production Photography: Alex Vaughan

 

CAST:

 

ANGELA BAUER

BRANDEN CHRISTINE

BRIALLEN CLARKE

BALI PADDA

SHAUN RENNIE 

GERRY SONT

SONNY VREBEC 

 

 

“This script is overtly innovative, multi-layered, jagged and crunched… not surprisingly Gaul's direction is confidant and thorough, and in this instance the action is very pacey and emotions high-pitched with an energetic and energised cast…it's a fun, smart, edgy…Indie gig”.   James Waites 

“THE LUNCH HOUR by Chris Aronsten is a wildly ambitious play. It begins as pell mell farce with characters, initially perceived as possible satiric types that move into the second act of the work to a dark psychological critique of a most challenging kind, to finally launch into one of the bleakest music theatre climaxes that I have seen since the last production of Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS”

Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary

  

 

Act One

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Act Two

Act Three

Photographer: Alex Vaughan