Long Ride Home
Squash Co. Arts Collective (Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington)
“I could have watched the story of these two characters for hours” – Art Murmurs
In this new New Zealand play, two estranged siblings attempt to reconnect and quickly discover how annoying they still find one another. As they push their way through the extraneous nonsense of family drama, they find themselves falling into a divide stretched exponentially wider by their years apart. While biking to a mutual friend’s party, the brother and sister question what it means to be part of a family, and what they mean to each other.
Is their relationship worth saving, or do they even have a choice?
Written and directed by Jack McGee (winner of Playwrights B4 25 2023) and starring Anna Barker (Nominee of 2023 Wellington Theatre Award ‘Most Promising Newcomer’) alongside Nelson native Dylan Hutton, this “Lovingly and credibly painted portrait of the complexities of sibling resentment.” (Theatreview) is not to be missed.
“Humorous, well-paced and dramatically satisfying… Outstanding” – Theatreview
Based in Te-Whanganui-a-Tara, Squash Co Arts Collective is an award-winning company dedicated to creating distinctive, original theatre that they’re not embarrassed to ask their mums along to.
“I laugh, I groan, I feel a sense of bone-deep recognition” – Flat City Field Notes
“The quality of theatre coming out of this generation of theatre makers is outstanding” – Theatreview
– Squash Co Arts Collective won The 2023 Ngā Whakarākei O Whātaitai / Wellington Theatre Award for Absolutely Most Original Production (One Night Band).
– Playwright Jack McGee won Playmarket’s Playwrights b4 25 award in 2023 for his play, Boys & Girls at The School Silent Disco.
– Actor Anna Barker was a nominee for The 2023 Ngā Whakarākei O Whātaitai / Wellington Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
Dylan also appears in Pudgy Mediocre White Men Solve Your Problems on Wed 20 March at 9:05pm.