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The Lunch Hour is set in a box-office call centre. A
bunch of would-be artists are secretly writing a play about Martin, their boss
- and nemesis - in the hope of winning a playwriting competition. But Martin
has penned his own play about his dysfunctional staff and their thwarted lives,
which he leaves on their desks as a parting gift and wake up call.
The Lunch Hour is all about what we all do to get through
the day – the games we play, the distractions we create and the pain of
failure. We see ourselves in these characters and recognise sometimes the
hardest part about starting or finishing anything in life is being ready.
A spectacular, searing
and sexy comedy -ambitious, dark and hilarious.
Cast : 6M, 4F (doubling possible)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-960-3 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
CHRIS ARONSTEN is a graduate of the AFTRS (BA, Screenwriting) and the NIDA playwriting studio. His short film,
, won the Best Screenplay Award at the 1998 British Short Film Festival. His television credits include
David Tench Tonight
The Late Shift
(Nine). Between 2005 and 2007 Chris wrote a satirical advice column for the Sydney Morning Herald. In 2005, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research writers' theatres in the UK, Ireland and the USA. In 2006, his play
was staged at the Darlinghurst Theatre (Siren Theatre Co, directed by Kate Gaul) and was shortlisted for both the Premier's Literary Award and the Philip Parsons Young Playwright's Award.
was also staged at the Dog Theatre, Footscray in 2009.