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Dolphin Theatre One Act Play Festival 2018

Hidden in This Picture cast & Director
21 Chump Street Cast and Director
12 Hour Life Cast & Co-directors
16 May 2018 to 20 May 2018
8pm evenings, 2pm Sunday matinee
3 shows including a musical all for $20 - now that's value for money!!
Event type: 
$15 Preview Night, $20 all other performances
Dolphin Theatre
12 Spring St, Onehunga


The Dolphin Theatre are holding their bi-annual one act play festival.  We have selected three great plays, one of which is a musical and all are showcasing the talents of first time Directors.  It's going to be good, it's going to be different and we can't wait!!

Playwright: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Christina Christopher

Two friends [Robert and Jeff] are taking their theatre partnership to the big screen in their first film. Behind schedule and over budget an unforeseen problem occurs. Panic strikes leaving Robert and Jeff trying to find a plausible solution while questioning their work, their relationship and even making movies. Estimated running time: 40 minutes

Playwright: Robert Scott
Co-Directors: Abby Lawrence and Bianka Lee

Dylan should be going to a conference, but a chance encounter with Samantha and some forthright discussion has him playing truant and having the time of his life. Is it possible to live an entire life in one day? Estimated running time: 30-35 minutes

Music and Lyrics: Lin Manuel Miranda
Director: Zane Fleming
Musical Director: Erin Fagan
Choreographer: Rebekkah Schoonbeek-Berridge

"21 Chump Street" is a new One Act Musical brought to us by the award winning mind behind In The Heights, Disney's Moana and Hamilton. Based on a true story as reported in the series This American Life, 21 Chump Street is a cautionary tale of a high school senior who falls for a cute transfer student. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hopes of winning her affection only to find that his crush is not entirely what she seems. 21 Chump Streetdiscusses the ramifications of peer pressure, conformity and drug use in schools, hopefully leaving everyone with a message that will stay with them long after they leave the theatre. Estimated running time: 30 minutes

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Dolphin Theatre

8 May 2018

Dolphin Theatre began as The Onehunga Repertory Players in 1961. Mrs Veronica Dow, an actress and producer who had been active in English repertory theatre, was invited by the Mayor and Mayoress, Mr and Mrs Leo Manning, to form a local drama group.