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Fledgling Movie Star performs one-man play in Wgtn

Fledgling Movie Star performs one-man play in Wellington next week

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Fledgling Movie Star performs one-man play in Wellington next week

Fresh from his American blockbuster movie debut in Laundry Warrior starring alongside Oscar winning actor Geoffrey Rush and movie bombshell Kate Bosworth, New Zealand actor Ryan Richards is returning to Wellington to star in Iphigenia In Orem for 5 nights next week.

This one-man play is being sponsored by Wellington’s newest 4-star hotel, The Quality Hotel in Cuba Street and will be on at the hotel for 5 nights only next week from Tuesday 2 September until Saturday 6 September.

Iphigenia In Orem is a thought provoking one act American play about a suburban salesman holed up in a hotel with a dark and sinister secret. It is one third of the highly acclaimed Bash plays written by Neil LaBute. LaBute is one of America’s most celebrated and prolific contemporary playwrights. Iphigenia In Orem has been described as ‘enigmatic, chilling and darkly brilliant’. Compared to a usual 3-Act play it is short and packs a thrilling punch.

Actor Ryan Richards, seen on New Zealand television screens in ‘Ride with The Devil’ and ‘My Story’ as well as several commercials graduated from Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School just last year but had been cast in television shows and U.S film Laundry Warrior before even finishing at Drama School. He is fast becoming hailed as New Zealand’s ‘Next Big Thing’. He teams up with American director Stuart Handsloff to bring this unforgettable personal account to life in a fantastic setting.

Iphigenia In Orem will be an intimate experience. Only 15 audience members per show will be admitted. They will congregate in the lobby of The Quality Hotel at 223 Cuba Street before being ushered up to a room in the hotel where the play takes place. Richards says, “What excites me is how the intimate space we’ve created allows the specificity that can be found in a film close-up with the added in-your-face ‘zing’ that can only be unleashed in live theatre”.

This play promises a powerful combination of a brilliantly written text by one of America’s most successful modern playwrights, a sneak peek at the newest 4 Star Hotel in Wellington and a chance to see up-and-coming movie star Ryan Richards before he is gobbled up by Hollywood.

Iphigenia In Orem
Tuesday 2 September – Saturday 6 September
7.30pm, Quality Hotel 223 Cuba Street
Tickets $15
For Bookings phone 04 3897045 or email For Bookings phone 04 3897045 or email
For publicity phone 021493043


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