You have three nights only left to see a remarkable play. The Unexpected Passage of Time Within a Confined Space is being performed in a room above Coco cafe on Smith St. It seats about 30 people, so you’ll need to contact them to make a booking ASAP. The play is about three people who are trapped in a lift for 48 hours. Things go a bit Lord of the Flies. It’s intense, shocking and sexy. The music is good too – starting with elevator muzak and ending with a mournful, live guitar piece by two members of The Ocean Party.
Try to sit as close to the front as possible, because if you’ve at the back of the 4 rows of seats you’ll have a limited view of the stage. The set is a lift, and its floor is at floor level, so when the actors are seated they can be difficult to see. Apart from this staging problem, the play and the performers are excellent.
Photo by Tegan Louise / image from the Grit Theatre website / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c2010