World Premiere of Dave Armstrong?s new play.
Aucklander Michael Caughey has it all: a successful US screenwriting career, a beautiful actress girlfriend?Cherie, and a Central Otago vineyard. Now it?s finally time to do what he wants ? make an art movie?starring Cherie. But can Michael stay true to his dream or give in to temptations offered by a cut-throat?Hollywood producer?
As Michael and Cherie struggle with the issue of money versus art, Brian, a local builder, completes the?deck, and Karen, a young Invercargill housekeeper, keeps the household running.
Will Michael succumb to temptation? Will Cherie finally get a decent role? What are Brian?s matesbuilding in Arrowtown? Surely Karen, a bright Southern Girl who can back a trailer?and skin a possum, wants to do more in life than make beds?
Directed by Conrad Newport, Central is a hugely entertaining comedy/drama?that has Central Otago at its heart. Written while Dave was on a ?Wild Creations??residency at Bannockburn, Central combines a human story of love, greed and?ambition with contemporary issues of conservation and landscape.