Desperate Huttwives by Louise Proudfoot
Television soap operas have long lent themselves to satirical take-offs and the ever-popular Desperate Housewives is no exception. In this instance, Louise Proudfoot has put together a racy and witty reincarnation of the beautiful but bitchy housewives, and set them in Upper Hutt.
Central to the group is Lisa, who doesn’t work, but instead spends her husband’s hard-earned money. He is Leo, a car mechanic, and together they are having a very Kiwi BBQ for the other neighbours. They include Chrissie, who is a beautician, and her husband, along with Sharon and her husband Shane, a plumber. There is also interloper Roxie from Tawa.
This fast paced comedy throws us through a ranch slider and into a dizzying romp of neighbourhood barbeque drama, as lonely housewife Lisa’s addiction to bourbon and coke, and streaming American soap operas, leads her down a path of destruction.
Actors required: 3 men, 4 women, aged 30-50
(Event image by “Lcmortensen” via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Welcome_to_Upper_Hutt_sign_at_Te_Marua.JPG)