Three scenes occur simultaneously on stage: a shambolic book club, a first date, and a comedic scene in which Death himself walks into a bar and asks three strangers whom he should kill. Each scene unfolds with humour, tied together by fourth-wall breaking monologues by the minor characters... until the halfway point.
Mistaken identity and half-understood truths finally lead to death and heartbreak, with almost all of the comedic character-stereotypes from the first half of the show being reversed and subverted.
Roles: 5 female, 5 male (variable)
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Art by Dani Heilbronn
Last Call has been performed by Inner West Drama (Sydney, April 2021) and Darwin Theatre Company (Darwin, December 2021).
In Darwin, the script was adapted by myself and director Mark Bunnett to create a role for a deaf actor, the extremely talented Dan Fox. Funding was also secured by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Australia so that interpreters could be hired to make the play more accessible to deaf audiences.
The stunning cast of Darwin Theatre Company's Last Call.
An NT News article about Last Call (Darwin) and the Auslan interpreters that were hired to create a more accessible performance.
Sean Guy (green shirt) with the cast of Last Call (Inner West Drama)
The incredible cast of Last Call (Inner West Drama)!