Napier Repertory Players, based at The Little Theatre in McGrath St, are delighted to be presenting two wonderful, thought-provoking, award-winning one-act plays together on one night, says Napier Repertory Players president Glenn Cook.
"Jonathan Smith MNZM is bringing us 100. This is a strikingly original play combining traditional storytelling with physical theatre."
100 was first performed at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it won a Fringe First Award.
Imagine that you must choose one single memory from your life, imagine that choosing this memory is your only way of passing through to eternity, imagine that you have just one hour to choose ...
"This one-act play combines an incredible amount into one hour. It is a philosophical treatise, a comedy, a piece of physical theatre and one not to be missed," Glenn says.
Napier Repertory's Youth production will this year also be presented by a youth director.
Jack Hulls will be making his directorial debut with Forward To The Right, a play which won Best Original Play and Best Production awards at the Ontario One-Act Play Festival.
The story centres on a French female prisoner (Joan of Arc) and her English guard. It is about the effect her spirit had on people around her, in this case, her prison guard and the consequences, for them both, of holding firm to their convictions.
"This moving play is ultimately about truth and how conviction about it and commitment to it affects people.
"Make sure you support our up-and-coming theatre talent by attending what is shaping to be a thought-provoking and moving piece of drama."
Both of these one-act plays with be entered into the 2021 TheatreFest competition with the Hawke's Bay round also being held at the Little Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, August 14 and 15.
■ Tickets for these performances are available from www.iticket.co.nz, Napier Municipal Theatre, I-Site Hastings, I-Site Havelock North and Napier Repertory Players website (www.napierrepertory.co.nz)