All a Man Wants is his Wage
All a Man Wants is his Wage is a comedy of tragedies that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Tired of making ends meet, feeling like you’re just barely getting by? Always suspecting your boss could be paying you better but isn’t? Or are you a business owner yourself struggling to explain to your staff why the wages are so poor?
A day in the life of the average businessman trying to keep his office afloat. Constantly battling the wit of his office ladies, the increasing wants the demanding fantasies of his clients, all the while fending off the government, sabotaging his business with criminal taxes.
What’s to keep his workers from committing onboard mutiny before jumping ship to Australia?
How will the business survive when so many others have gone under in the current economic climate?
Is there any hope left for us to get a livable wage?
Our economic climate breeds the hunger for change. Wanting more out life and the system that governs us, young writer C.C.Shackle takes a straight jab to the throat, at what is now our tax system and confronts the challenges of business owners, blue-collar labourers, office workers and the big business money men in a comedy of tragedies that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
“I think this play would appeal to a lot of people because it draws that correlation between the business owner and employee and nearly all New Zealanders can relate to that situation. It also provides a certain kind of sympathy for people who are trying to survive on very low incomes.”
The entire seen is set within one office at Paul Masey contractors. On the surface it has some light hearted comedy between Paul and his office ladies but underlying that it has a few serious subjects about wages in this country.” Says Phil about the play.
Director/Actor/Founder of 1000Heros David Allen, saw great potential in the story after their first performance in the Shoe String Challenge. A short play challenge to write and perform a 20 min play on $20, the play was a hit on the night.
“we need to make this as a feature length play it has some real genius in it” says David.
David Allen has been in the acting scene for 17yrs as a professional, performing on TV, Film, independent theater, long form improv, and sketch comedy. His career has spanned from New York, Los Angeles, London, San Francisco, and now New Zealand (being a resident actor of the former 6 O'clock swill in wellington). He studied in Los Angeles,San Francisco State University which led him to an acting scholarship at Academy of Drama in London. He comes to life on stage bringing an energy and focus that an audience can't escape.
The Peoples Cinema , off Manners St, will be the venue. 1000Heros wants to bring life and technical support to a space that is an up and coming theater, music, film and communal space for events.
All A Man Wants Is His
18-22 February, 6.30pm (duration 60mins)
People’s Cinema, 57 Manners Street
FREE / KOHA