WILD SLAPSTICK, THE MEANING OF LIFE, FALLING IN LOVE – SUDDENLY THE PIE SHOP IS A PLACE WHERE ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.
Mr Red Light is a man who attracts bad luck. So naturally, when he tries to rob a bank he fails miserably and ends up in a pie shop dealing with three very uncooperative hostages and the world’s worst police negotiator. As time ticks by, Mr Red Light and his captives play a game of getting to know you. With nothing to lose and nowhere to run, our strangers form an unlikely bond. And mysteriously, Mr Red Light seems to know more about his hostages’ lives than is possible.
Absurdly funny and joyfully inventive, Mr Red Light is the latest play by Nightsong, the award-winning team behind Te Pō, Spirit House and 360. Directed by Ben Crowder and Carl Bland, and starring Trygve Wakenshaw, Jennifer Ludlam, Richard Te Are, Jess Sayerand Simon Ferry, Mr Red Light will remind you just how mysterious and wonderful life can be.
“I’ve always loved those stories that feature a stranger who comes to town. This stranger doesn’t know the rules, doesn’t know who’s important, and who to ignore. The stranger has nothing to gain because they’re always about to leave. With this freedom of thought they succeed in changing everybody’s lives. They often appear to be fools or mad prophets. But a closer definition would be that they are beacons of truths.” - Mr Red Light writer Carl Bland