Rants in the Dark
Emily Writes‘ hilarious Rants in the Dark is now a successful play and coming to the Bruce Mason Centre for strictly four performances from 16 May 2019.
Honest, authentic and laugh-out-loud funny, the play revels in the raw truth of parenthood (and grandparenthood) and its ‘mess of contradictions’. It is a biting antidote to judgmental supermarket-tutterers and plane-smirkers everywhere.
The brilliant new play is based on popular writer Emily Writes’ blog-turned-best-selling-book, Rants in the Dark: From One Tired Mama to Another and has been adapted for the stage by writer and performer Mel Dodge, award-winning director Lyndee-Jane Rutherford and Good Times Company producer Bevin Linkhorn, and stars three of New Zealand’s top actors, Renee Lyons (Funny Girls, 800 Words), Bronwyn Turei (Go Girls, Shortland Street – The Musical) and Amelia Reid-Meredith (Shortland Street).
The Auckland season of Rants in the Dark follows a four-week premiere season at Wellington’s Circa Theatre earlier this year and, prior to that, a five night sell-out preview season at the 2018 Women’s Theatre Festival.
‘Anyone who has ever been a baby needs to see this play… laughter is the predominant audience response as we empathise with it all.‘ – Theatreview
‘Rants in the Dark – a hilarious play for anyone, not just new mothers… a must-see for new parents and infinitely enjoyable. Even if you’re not a parent, you’re guaranteed a great show and will come away with the urge to call your mum and say thanks.’ – Stuff.co.nz
‘Every parent has to see it. I had alternate tears from laughing and crying. Such a brilliantly pulled together work with three kickass wahine actors.’ – Booksellers NZ