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BY Carl Bland
DIRECTORS Ben Crowder and Carl Bland
Wed 4 – Sat 7 Mar 7pm
Sat 7 Mar, 1pm
Sun 8 Mar, 2pm
$53 / $59
Runtime: 1hr 30mins
Post-show Artist talk: Thur 5 March
Mr Red Light is a man who attracts bad luck. So naturally, when he tries to rob a bank he fails miserably and ends up in a pie shop dealing with three very uncooperative hostages and the world’s worst police negotiator.
As time ticks by, Mr Red Light and his captives play a game of getting to know you. And mysteriously, Mr Red Light seems to know more about his hostages’ lives than is possible.
Joyfully inventive, absurdly funny and full of surprises, Mr Red Light could be a fool or a prophet. Either way, he will remind you how wonderful life can be.
“I’ve always loved those stories that feature a stranger who comes to town. This stranger doesn’t know the rules, doesn’t know who’s important, and who to ignore. The stranger has nothing to gain because they’re always about to leave. With this freedom of thought they succeed in changing everybody’s lives. They often appear to be fools or mad prophets. But a closer definition would be that they are beacons of truths.” – Mr Red Light writer Carl Bland
Created by the award-winning Nightsong team (Te Pō, 360) who “make the impossible work” (Stuff).
“A joyride of non-stop, tragicomic thrills” – NZ HERALD
“Surreal, beautiful, hysterical and outrageously original” – NZ HERALD
“A winning combination of down-to-earth heart-warming comedy and sage words of wisdom” – THEATRE SCENES
“With nods to Kiwi culture and its inquiry into our identity, live theatre goers should not miss this one” – NZ ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST
Commissioned by New Zealand Festival of the Arts and developed with the support of Auckland Live.