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By Anthony McCarten
Starring: Andrew Foster and Gavin Rutherford
High Old Times Down on the Farm
1 – 29 July
Preview 30 June
Tues – Thurs 6.30pm
Fri – Sat 8pm
Runtime: 2 hours 20 mins (incl. interval)
$25 – $52
From the pen of award-winning New Zealand author Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything) comes the hit comedy WEED. It’s the 90s… and farming is struggling. Henry Donovan is being forced into the mortgagee sale of his farm. But thankfully, his mate Jack Riorden has a cunning plan. Fired up by a marketing conference, they decide to go for broke and grow a cash crop of marijuana.
Terry, a young woman Henry met in Wellington, turns up and Jack enlists the aid of his hapless nephew, Hugh. Can these partners in crime go for green, beat the bankers and save the farm? Is this “grass” the solvency solution or will the dodgy joint venture just go to pot, and their dreams go up in smoke?
With WEED, Oscar-nominated McCarten has us laughing as his typical Kiwi characters valiantly strive to beat the system and win the day! A genuine comic gem.
“Lots of laughs and a great time had by all” – Dominion Post
Kiwi writer Anthony McCarten on Queen, the Popes, John Lennon and Weed – stuff 16 June 2017
WEED – Entertains with value-added insight and substance – Theatreview – 2 July 2017
Circa sparks up a classic – Dominion Post – 4 July 2017
“A superb production. One you must see.” – Off the Tracks – 4 July 2017
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