By Dave Armstrong

Directed by Doug Buchanan

7 - 17 April 2021

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 into 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 mates building 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?


The actors will be familiar to many of you: Erin Howell, Ben Rowan, Abby Foster and a newcomer to our theatre, Alistair Smith.


Dave Armstrong has written several award-winning plays and writes a weekly column for the Dominion Post.