Kevin Boon

Kevin wrote the television comedy series “If You Can’t Beat ’em” and the stage plays “Smoke” and “Second Childhood”. Also author of over 80 children’s books.

k.boon@clear.net.n

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At the Bay

by Kevin Boon

One Act: 48 minutes. Minimum of 6 performers, with Double-ups (4 female, 2 Male)

(A dramatisation of Katherine Mansfield’s story).  In 8 scenes of a single day the personalities, relationship and interactions of the members of an extended family unfold, as they enjoy their a summertime holiday ‘at the Bay.’

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Smoko

by Kevin Boon

One Act: 23 minutes. 5 Male

As four factory workers take their customary ‘Smoko’ in the locker room they fall under the influence of the Georgie (the Machiavellian caretaker) who manipulates them with both amusing and sinister consequences.

First performed by Playwrights at Wellington One Act Play Festival 1986 and at Stagecraft 1990.

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The Garden Party

by Kevin Boon

One Act: 27 minutes. Minimum of 6 performers, with Double-ups (4 female, 3 Male)

(A dramatisation of Katherine Mansfield’s story)  The excitement of preparations for the garden Party are dramatically interrupted by the tragic death of a young father of five children from one of the ‘hovels’ across the road. The show goes on but the mother’s charitable idea leads her daughter to embark on a life-changing venture that is both sinister and inspirational.

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The Geriatrics

by Kevin Boon

Comedy, approx running time 90 mins.  3 male, 4 female.

Florrie, a widow with an indomitable spirit and wicked sense of humour, arrives at Evergreen – ‘Mrs McGregor’s Home for retired Gentlefolk.’ She has profound affects upon the other inmates; including the hypochondriac Charles, the withdrawn Bob and the domineering Hilda. A crisis is resolved by an unexpected but happy resolution.

Performed by: Otaki Players 1993, Waitangi Players 2001, Otamatea Rep. 2006.

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