Laughs in two topical plays

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JOHN.COSGROVE@nullcluthaleader.co.nz

Two plays on the same bill will greet theatre-goers when they attend the South Otago Theatrical Society’s latest production in Balclutha.

Both plays were penned by April Phillips, are 50 minutes long and deal with imaginary situations.

In Snip, Brent Gardner plays a reluctant husband being strongly encouraged to have a vasectomy.

His wife, played by Rhonda Barlow, said she was worn out having babies and wanted him to take responsibility, so he retreats into a Walter Mitty-type situation with hilarious results.

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Where are you? . . .
Denise Dent plays a wife
channelling an imaginary
lover (James Bond) to make her
cheating husband notice
her in the South Otago
Theatrical Society’s latest
production of Bonking
James Bond. PHOTO:
JOHN COSGROVE

The interestingly titled Bonking James Bond concerns Betty (played by Denise Dent) who finds out her husband is having an affair, so she creates an imaginary friend named James Bond to make her husband jealous.

Snip director Selena Aitken-Boyle said the society had produced several of April Phillips’ scripts in the past and they all had a good sense of humour about them.

“They are funny, politically correct and very entertaining.

‘‘They deal with issues theatre-goers can relate to,” she said.

The shows start at 7.30pm on four nights: November 19, 20, 26 and 28 at the society’s theatre, 4 George St, Balclutha. Tickets are available online from iTicket or door sales on the night.