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Central Otago Man

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When:

  • Thu 8 Jun, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri 9 Jun, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 10 Jun, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Sun 11 Jun, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Tue 13 Jun, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Wed 14 Jun, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Thu 15 Jun, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri 16 Jun, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
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Where:

Mosgiel Firestation Theatre, 3 Cargill St, Dunedin Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages Licensed

Synopsis of ‘Central Otago Man’ By Justin Eade.

Tryfen Gribilco is a Central Otago Farmer who has taken to running a bungy jumping platform with young, by- the - book offsider Marty Wellings. Tryfen is an unconstructed man, perfectly untouched by the ravages of political correctness, and has an opinion on just about everything.

Finding a captive audience in the clients he has temporarily trussed up on his bridge, he sounds off on anything and everything without being the least bit concerned who he might be offending, his philosophy being ‘everyone’s entitled to my opinion’.

Marty, being a conscientious adventure tourism practitioner, is torn between his genuine affection for his slap-happy and over-opinionated boss, and his need to keep the clients safe and happy. He is constantly concerned that due to Tryfen’s propensity for dialogue (and more often monologue) with the clients, they are not getting through as many jumps as they should, and their boss KJ might not be pleased. When Tryfen tells Marty that KJ is turning up later that day to give him a ‘performance evaluation’, Marty is doubly concerned.

Their clients for the day include an urban Australian senator and his daughter, an uptight German UN delegate and her assistant. By the time Tryfen has schooled them all on life in general and the finer points of global geopolitics, Marty is becoming extremely agitated about is job security.

But confirmed bachelor Tryfen is about to get a lesson of his own when Dutch backpacker Heidi turns up with a worldview he can’t argue with because he is completely smitten with her. And in the midst of all the chaos, KJ turns up.

This is a play for those who need a good laugh. With a local theme which is also directed by a local who was born and raised in Alexandra the heart of Central Otago, this is a must-see production with limited seats available.

This is the first time this play has been performed in the Otago Area, having first premiered in Nelson
and then in Howick in Auckland.

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