Regent Theatre Greymouth
Wednesday 20th November 2019
Now!... This is Exciting! Now for some local theatre.....
“The world in which we live appears illusory and fictitious… human behaviour reveals its absurdity and all history its absolute uselessness…what else can one do but laugh at it?” So wrote the Italian playwright, Pirandello.
This despairing post World War world of absurdity inspired many playwrights including Samuel Beckett, writer of the most famous, theatre of the absurd play, Waiting for Godot.
Kiwi/Possum Productions have reinterpreted the play as a response to the climate crisis. Samuel and Harold, two lost souls wait for the catastrophe which will wash them away. They talk, joke, taunt, reminisce and accuse, with occasionally the mayor and his trainer passing through, intent on escape. They are not waiting for Godot but waiting for Greta (Thunberg) the young climate change activist.
But is it too late?
Waiting for Greta has been written by Paul Maunder, directed by Jason Johnson, designed by Elisa Wells and is acted by Paul Maunder, Frank Wells, Paul Kearns and Coban McBride.
As those who saw it at its preview at the Left Bank would agree, Kiwi/Possum provide another exciting night at the theatre.