Robbie Magasiva (Wentworth), Lisa Harrow (Step Dave), and Taofia Pelesasa (Black Faggot) star in At the Wake, a deliciously inappropriate black comedy coming to Auckland for the first time.
A black comedy with brio, attitude and guts – The Listener
Chain-smoking, booze-swilling Joan holds court at her daughter’s funeral. Keeping it together with the help of a $300 bottle of Johnny Walker, this fading diva is thrilled to see her gay grandson Robert – but apoplectic when his estranged father turns up to pay his respects.
Nobody is safe as Joan unleashes hell – bragging about her sexual conquests, digging up old grievances and hurling abuse at fellow mourners.
Family drama erupts in hilarious style as these unforgettable characters deal with loss, love and misunderstanding At the Wake.
A rip-snorting comedy with a larger than life diva – Theatreview
25 November – 6 December
Written by Victor Rodger and directed by Roy Ward, the team behind My Name is Gary Cooper and Black Faggot.
Herald Theatre, Auckland
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